Congress veteran Motilal Vora passes away at the age of 93 in Delhi

Vora was admitted to the hospital a few days ago with a urinary infection. He also had a lung infection and was put on ventilator support, his family said.
Congress veteran Motilal Vora(ANI)
Congress veteran Motilal Vora(ANI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Senior Congress leader Motilal Vora passed away at a Delhi hospital due to post Covid-19 complications on Monday. He was 93.

He breathed his last at Fortis Escort Hospital in the national capital.

Vora was admitted to the hospital a few days ago with a urinary infection. He also had a lung infection and was put on ventilator support, his family said.

He will be cremated in Chhattisgarh where his body will be taken either later in the day or on Tuesday.

A former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Vora was a Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh. He has also served as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer for 16 years till 2018. The post was handed over to another senior leader Ahmed Patel after a reshuffle by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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Patel died in a Gurugram hospital on November 25 after having tested positive for Covid-19 in October.

Vora’s death Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “among the senior-most Congress leaders who had vast administrative and organisational experience in a political career that spanned decades.”

“Shri Motilal Vora Ji was among the senior-most Congress leaders, who had vast administrative and organisational experience in a political career that spanned decades. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti,” PM Modi wrote in a tweet.

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