Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel is a worried man. If the cross-voting by 11 Gujarat Congress MLAs in the presidential election is any indication, Patel may find it difficult to get re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. Elections to the Upper House are on August 8. Patel needs the votes of at least 47 of the state’s 57 party MLAs. Add to that Congress stalwart Shankersinh Vaghela’s exit and it’s not looking good for him.