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Motilal Vora, loyal to the Gandhi family, dies | India News

BHOPAL: Veteran Congressman Motilal Vora, a two-time CM from Madhya Pradesh and one of the most trusted members of the Gandhi family’s innermost circle, passed away in a Delhi hospital on Monday, the day after his 93rd birthday.
He had contracted the Covid-19 infection in October and was hospitalized, but recovered and was sent home. On Saturday, he suddenly complained of lung complications and was rushed back to the hospital. Condolences and tributes, crossing party lines, were poured out for him, whom his political rivals described as “Ajatshatru” (one who has no enemies).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences: “Shri Motilal Vora ji was one of the highest ranking congressmen, having vast administrative and organizational experience in a political career spanning decades. Saddened by his passing. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti. “AICC Director Sonia Gandhi said:” The disappearance of Motilal Vora has left a huge void that will be difficult to fill. Her life is a shining example of public service and an unmatched commitment to the Congressional family. ” . Senior Congressional officials Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh said it is an irreparable loss to Congress. “I received the sad news of the death of Motilal Vora. He served Congress in various capacities and worked to strengthen the organization. Condolences to the family, ”tweeted Nath, his longtime party colleague.
The Chief Minister of Parliament, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said: “Vora ji was from a generation that fought for the freedom of India and served the country. He was kind, polite and was Ajatshatru (he had no enemies). ”
MP and Chhattisgarh have declared three days of mourning. Vora’s mortal remains will be brought to Durg, her birthplace, for the last rites on Tuesday.
Vora, a native of Durg, was the thirteenth CM of MP and later governor of UP. “He was one of the most trustworthy people in the Gandhi family that Vora believed in and stood firm in the ideology of Congress. He worked his whole life for the party, ”said Congressman Rajya Sabha Digvijaya.
(With contributions from Raipur)

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