Both leaders died this week of issues after contracting COVID-19.
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet just about on Friday to supply homage and undertake condolence decision for 2 of its tallest leaders — Ahmed Patel and former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi — who handed away earlier this week, a celebration functionary mentioned on Thursday.
Both leaders died of issues after contracting COVID-19.
The celebration’s highest decision-making physique will even undertake a condolence decision within the reminiscence of former President Pranab Mukherjee who had died on August 31 following an emergency mind operation.
While Patel, 71, a serving member of the CWC, handed away on Wednesday morning after weeks of hospitalisation, Mr. Gogoi, 85, died on Monday.
One of the important thing strategists and a hassle shooter of the celebration, Patel was not solely one of many closest aides of president Sonia Gandhi however can also be credited with maintaining the celebration and the Congress-led UPA authorities collectively by managing its varied factions.
“His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others. I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend,” Ms. Gandhi mentioned in her tribute to Patel, who served as her former political secretary for over a decade.
She had additionally paid wealthy tributes to Gogoi and recollected the Gandhi household’s affiliation with him.
“I know in what great regard Smt. Indira Gandhi and Shri Rajiv Gandhi held him. For me, his loss is also a deeply personal one — I cannot forget the warmth and care he showed me on my many visits to Assam…No wonder he was Assam’s most universally loved and venerated public figure and the longest-serving Chief Minister,” she had mentioned in a letter to his son and Lok Sabha member Gaurav Gogoi.