Updated: May 16, 2021 6:16:28 pm
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav, close associate of Rahul Gandhi, died on Sunday morning.
Satav, 46, tested positive for Covid last month and had been admitted in Pune’s Jehangir hospital for last 23 days. He had recovered from Covid but continued to have pneumonia, said city Congress spokesperson Ramesh Iyer.
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“Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi is deeply pained by the tragic loss of Shri Rajeev Satav, CWC member, Congress MP, a trusted colleague and friend to all of us,” read a statement from the party. “It is also a personal loss to her.”
He was elected to Lok Sabha from Hingoli in Maharashtra in 2014 but didnot contest in 2019. However, the Congress got him elected to Rajya Sabha. He was son of former state minister Rajani Satav.
Satav was Congress General Secretary and incharge of party affairs in Gujarat.
He was earlier president of Indian Youth Congress. He had his higher education in Pune.
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