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Gujarat Congress in-charge Rajeev Satav succumbs to post-COVID complications


Rajya Sabha MP and Gujarat Congress in-charge Rajeev Satav died at a hospital in Pune on Sunday due to post-COVID complications. He was 46.

Notably, Satav, who is considered a close aid of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, had tested positive for the viral infection on April 22 and undergoing treatment for the past 23 days. He was on ventilator support after his health deteriorated.

Condolences pour in

Apart from Congress leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed grief on the passing away of Satav. PM Modi said, “Anguished by the passing away of my friend from Parliament, Shri Rajeev Satav Ji. He was an upcoming leader with much potential. Condolences to his family, friends and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said, “I am very sad at the loss of my friend Rajeev Satav. He was a leader with huge potential who embodied the ideals of the Congress. It is a big loss for us all. My condolences and love to his family.”

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said, “In Rajeev Satav we have lost one of our brightest colleagues. Clean of heart, sincere, deeply committed to the ideals of the Congress & devoted to the people of India. I have no words, just prayers for his young wife & children. May they have the strength to carry on without him.”

Congress CWC member KC Venugopal said, “Congress has lost its frontline warrior, CWC Member, M.P, most promising young leader and a dear friend, Sh. Rajiv Satav today. I am devastated by the irreparable loss. Party will forever miss his indelible dedication, connect & immense popularity. My heartfelt condolences!”

Gujarat Congress leader Amit Chavda also expressed grief on the demise of Satav.

Rajeev Satav’s role in Gujarat Congress

Rajeev Satav was also the AICC Secretary in charge for Saurashtra region during the Gujarat Assembly poll 2017, where Congress won the maximum seats. After that, he was made the Gujarat in-charge of the party replacing party veteran Ashok Gehlot.


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