After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Budget 2019-20 in the Parliament, the Congress leader Ahmed Patel reacted over the same on his Twitter handle. He tweeted, "It was a manifesto rather than a Union Budget". In another tweet, he stated, "Rs 70,000 Cr to bail out bank defaulters but Zero assistance and Zero recognition for farmers facing a severe Agri crisis". Patel further included, "The Budget speech had no reference to allocation. Because in such details their insincerity would be highlighted. Rhetoric always triumph in their scheme of things". Src: https://bit.ly/2JhnYVr
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi proclaimed his resignation from his post from the party, veteran leader Ahmed Patel expressed his perspective over his Twitter handle. Patel's tweet read, "Rahul Ji's resignation letter is unfortunate. We all are accountable for this defeat. He has, in a short span, already made a tremendous contribution in strengthening the party and we all believe his endeavour should continue." Patel in his follow-up tweet expressed that Rahul Gandhi is and will remain his leader and will continue to provide solid strength to the party. Src: https://bit.ly/2KX43wT
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, in his twitter, said, "I had sought time before the Congress Working Committee to meet the Congress President to discuss routine administrative work. The meeting today was in that context". He further said, "All other speculation is incorrect and baseless". Rahul Gandhi is said to be sticking to his decision to quit as party chief and is keen that a new person is chosen for the post to guide Congress in the challenging times ahead.