Senior Congress leader Moti Lal Vora passes away at 93

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Updated: December 21, 2020 7:20 PM

Moti Lal Vora was considered to be close to senior leadership of the Congress. He was Rajya Sabha MP for close to two decades, from 2002 to 2020.

Moti Lal Vora

Senior Congress leader Moti Lal Vora passed away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi. He was 93. Vora was considered to be close to senior leadership of the Congress. He was Rajya Sabha MP for close to two decades, from 2002 to 2020. Vora also held important positions in the Associated Journals Limited, the Young Indian and the All India Congress Committee. He took over as the chairman and managing director of AJL in March 2002.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi condoled his death and said: “Vora ji was a true congressman and a wonderful human being. We will miss him very much. My love & condolences to his family and friends.”

In a tweet, the Congress said: “We offer our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of stalwart Congress leader, former Union Cabinet Minister and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Motilal Vora. Congress has lost a guiding light. May his soul rest in peace.”

Vora was the treasurer of Congress party from 2000 to 2018. He was succeeded by Ahmed Patel, who also died last month. In the last one month, the Congress has lost two of its veterans. Ahmed Patel died on November 25, 2020. He was eight-time parliamentarian — three times fin Lok Sabha and five times in Rajya Sabha.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said “Motilal Vora’s demise has left a huge void”. “His life is a shining example of public service and unparalleled commitment to Congress ideology. We will always miss his guidance & selfless service. My heartfelt condolences to the family,” she said.

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