Congress leader Motilal Vora to be cremated in Chhattisgarh today

The mortal body of the veteran leader is being flown to Raipur, from where it will be taken to Durg via Rajiv Bhavan. His final journey is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM

Congress leader Motilal Vora to be cremated in Chhattisgarh today

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Senior Congress leader Motilal Vora passed away on Monday at a hospital in Delhi following post-COVID-19 complications, his family said. He was 93.

He will be cremated in Chhattisgarh where his mortal remains will be taken on Tuesday. Mortal remains of Motilal Vora will be kept between 12:30 to 4.00 PM for paying last respects. His final journey is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM

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

He had served as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and governor of Uttar Pradesh. Vora had also worked as a journalist in Mumbai, Nagpur and Raipur. He had also held the post of All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer for about 20 years. In 2018, he was appointed as in-charge of administration.

On Vora's demise, the Congress released a statement 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."

Following Vora's demise, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted,"Vora ji was a true Congressman and a wonderful human being. We will miss him very much. My love and condolences to his family and friends.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over his demise. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said: "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."

Motilal Vora’s funeral schedule: 22/12/2020

Dep from Delhi airport: 8am

Arrival at Raipur Airport: 10.30am

Dep for Rajiv Bhawan (Congress bhawan)

Dep from Raipur: 11.30 am

Arrival at Durg: 12.00 pm

Akhri Darshan at Durg: 12.30 pm to 4pm

Antim yatra/funeral: 4.30pm

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