Jan ki Baat brings to you the top 5 infamous death controversies in Indian Politics.
Gujarat’s Home Minister Haren Pandeya who took the first step in curbing communal violences between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat was found dead in his car in 2003. Sources suggest that he was killed in a shootout when he went for a walk one morning.
Kashmir separatist and a lawyer by profession, Abdul Ghani Lone was killed in a bomb blast among 5,000 people. He dreamt of a militant-free Kashmir. A Kashmir which is free from both India and Pakistan.
India’s first PM, Lal Bahadur Shastri died in office on January 11, 1966. He was in Tashkent to sign a treaty to return Haji Pir to Pakistan. Evidences suggets that he died of the poision mixed in his morning tea in office.
No postmortem was ordered by the government of India even after the death of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, a member of Nehru’s first cabinet and the founder of Bharatiya Janta Party.
An Hindu extremist, Nathu Ram Godse fired 3 bullets on Gandhi when he was going to attend a morning prayer. However, sources suggest that the revolver used by Godse belonged to Maharaja Tej Singh of Alwar, Rajasthan.
There are several reasons and controversies behind these unexplained murders. New theories keep coming every now and then to back the reasons behind these sensational deaths. Hopefully, someday people are able to put two and two together and articulate the evidences to answer these unsolved mysteries. Till then, keep guessing!