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Motilal Vora: A Gandhi Family Loyalist Passes Away, Congress Loses Guiding Light

New Delhi: ‘Paan’ and ‘Jalebi’ have been the favourites of Motilal Vora, the senior-most Congress chief, who handed away on the age of 93, a day after celebrating his birthday.

The political profession of the veteran chief spanned many a long time and he was a distinguished a part of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) until he was changed on account of advancing age.

On Vora’s demise, the Congress launched an announcement saying: “We offer our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of stalwart Congress leader, former Union Cabinet Minister and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Motilal Vora. Congress has lost a guiding light. May his soul rest in peace.”

Vora started his political stint as a Congress councillor, following which he turned the Chief Minister, Union Minister, Governor and Congress treasurer. He demitted his Rajya Sabha time period in March this yr and mentioned,”On the final day within the Higher Home, I wish to bow and salute the individuals of Durg, previously a part of undivided Madhya Pradesh. I began my political stint as a councillor with Indira ji ( former PM Indira Gandhi), tried to serve the individuals because the MP Chief Minister and Union Minister. I’m grateful to the Gandhi household and am all the time able to serve the Congress.”

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Vora was a Gandhi household loyalist and regardless of being within the race for ministerial publish many occasions, Sonia Gandhi retained him as Congress treasurer as a result of she deeply trusted Voraji.

Whereas recalling his political journey, Vora mentioned he additionally served as a journalist for a brief span in Rajasthan earlier than becoming a member of politics.

Throughout his final days, the Congress veteran was very energetic politically and saved a detailed watch on the functioning of the Chhattisgarh authorities that had just lately accomplished two years. “Under the leadership of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has launched a campaign against malnutrition and positive results have started showing by which more than 77,000 children in the state have become malnutrition-free,” Vora had tweeted.

Congress loyalists Motilal Vora and Ahmed Patel have been usually seen interacting with each other and have been common faces at AICC conferences.

His associates recall Vora was keen on delicacies reminiscent of ‘Rabri’, ‘Jalebi’, ‘Dahi Bade’ and used to chew ‘Paan’. Regardless of being 92, he defeated Covid-19 and was declared match and advantageous, mentioned Vishwanath Chaturvedi, recognized to be near Vora.

(With IANS Inputs)

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