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Congress leader Rajeev Satav dies after recovering from Covid-19

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on May 20, 2021

Rajeev Satav. File photo

Satav was Congress General Secretary and in-charge of the party in Gujarat

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav (46) passed away on Sunday. He was tested positive for Covid-19 on April 22 and was on ventilator support at a private hospital in Pune.

He had tested Covid- 19 negative after 19 days he was infected, but was kept under medical observation and was being treated for pneumonia. Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala announced Satav’s demise on Twitter.

Satav was Congress General Secretary and in-charge of the party in Gujarat and was a close aide of Rahul Gandhi.

He started his political career as Panchayat member in his home town of Hingoli district. He became Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Youth President in 2008 and was elected as a member of the State legislature in 2009. In 2014 he was elected as Member of Parliament and in July 2020 he was elected to Rajya Sabha.

Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted:

 

Another senior Congress leader K C Venugopal tweeted:

 

Published on May 16, 2021

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