Sunday, 23 November 2014

Congress leader Murli Deora passes away in Mumbai

Congress leader Murli Deora passes away in Mumbai
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Congress leader and former Union Minister Murli Deora passed away here this morning after prolonged illness.
He was 77 and is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora.
Murli was known as died at around 3.25 am. He had been unwell and admitted to a hospital. He had come home two days ago.
Deora's mortal remains would be kept at the Mumbai Congress office, where party workers would pay their last respects. His last rites would be performed at Chandanwadi Crematorium later in the day.
Deora, held several important portfolios during his decades-long career, first contested the civic elections in Mumbai in 1975.
An economics graduate, Deora was Mayor of Mumbai from 1977 to 1978 and was elected to the Lok Sabha four times from Mumbai South, a seat later held by his son, Milind, who is also a former MP and ex Union minister. Currently, he was serving his third term as Rajya Sabha MP.
He held the portfolio of Petroleum and Natural Gas during the UPA–1 regime. The Congress veteran had served as the Mumbai Congress President for 22 years.
He joined the Union Cabinet in 2006, before he turned 70 and led oil diplomacy in Myanmar, Algeria and Egypt, and held talks with ministers from Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia and Comoros.
Deora also hosted the first India-Africa Hydrocarbon Conference and Exhibition in November 2007. In July 2011, Deora became Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology.

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    1. One of the most corrupt minister as usual following in rich Congress tradition

  2. he had cancer..

  3. It is a stark reminder that every man must go one day.

  4. Modi remarked, My deepest condolences to @milinddeora & the Deora family on Shri Murli Deora's demise. May his soul rest in peace.

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  6. He was also a close friend of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) founder the late Dhirubhai Ambani. It is said, during Ambani’s battle with Bombay Dyeing Ltd chairman Nusli Wadia in the mid 1980s, he firmly stood behind Ambani.

  7. Deora as petroleum minister came under the scanner. Anil Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Group, accused him of playing a partisan role and siding with his brother and RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani in their dispute over gas from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin.

  8. Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal also accused Deora of batting for the interests of RIL rather than for the government on the issue of pricing of gas from the KG basin, India.