Sunday, November 23, 2014

Senior #Congress leader Murli Deora (77) is dead

Senior 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.
Deora hold the portfolio of Petroleum and Natural Gas during the UPA–1 regime. The Congress veteran had also served as the Mumbai Congress President for 22 years.

An economics graduate, Deora was Mayor of Mumbai from 1977 to 1978 and was later 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 a Rajya Sabha MP.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed cases against Murli Deora and M.Veerappa Moily and Reliance Industries Chairperson Mukesh Ambani for allegedly conspiring to inflate gas prices in the Delhi/National Capital Region before the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau last year.