The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has expressed its profound shock and grief at the passing away of Motilal Vora, the veteran elder Congress leader today.
Vora died today at the age of 93. He was admitted to the Escorts Hospital in Delhi a few days ago with a urinary infection. He also had a lung infection and was put on ventilator support.
In a statement issued here, the MPCC recalled that the grand old man of the Congress party became a Congress member at an early age.
“He has the rare distinction of serving the party under the leaderships of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and always stood by the side of the party, even during its most difficult days, with unstinted loyalty and devotion to the party. He, apart from being the Chief Minister of the undivided state of Madhya Pradesh, was the Member of Parliament for several decades, general secretary of All India Congress Committee, a long serving member of the Congress Working Committee, and most importantly held and successfully managed the funds of the party as the most illustrious treasurer of All India Congress Committee,” the MPCC said.
The MPCC recalled Vora’s long association with the party in Meghalaya and observed that he had profound love and respect for the party and the people of the State.
“He was always helpful to MPCC, and always stood by its side in need. With his sad demise the party has lost one of the strongest pillars of strength and the void caused due to his passing away would be difficult to fill,” the statement said.