Com. Jambuwantrao Dhote, popularly known as ‘Lion of Vidharbha’ passed away today morning at Yeotmal, Maharashtra. He was 84. He was Deputy Chairman of All India Forward Bloc Central Committee and a former Member of Parliament. Com. Dhote was elected to Parliament from Nagpur Constituency in 1971 and 1980. He was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for five times.
Com. Dhote was a popular political leader of Maharashtra and versatile speaker. He was the champion of separate Vidharbha State and he fought for this cause till his last breath.
His contribution to build up All India Forward Bloc in Maharashtra will be written in the annals of history in golden letters. He was an ardent follower of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and dedicated his whole life for propagating the ideals of Netaji.
His demise is a great loss for All India Forward Bloc and the national patriotic movement.
The Central Committee of AIFB pays respectful homage to Com. Jambuwantrao Dhote.
Long Live Com. Dhoteji.