Published On : Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

Congress demands probe in death of Deendayal Upadhyaya

Nagpur: The nation will be celebrating the birth centenary of former Chairman of Bhartiya Jansangh— the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) predecessor, Deendayal Upadhaya. The death of the leader, who was found dead in Mughalsarai Railway Station of Uttar Pradesh on 11th February, 1968, has always been under hullabaloo. However, now, Congress Spokesperson of the state, Sachin Sawant has written to the government demanding, an investigation in the matter.

It is to be mentioned here that BJP, has been claiming his death to be a murder. In the letter, Sawant has written that it has been forty nine years since the legend took his last breathe. Nevertheless, the cause of his death still remains obscure. He has, thus, insisted that a proper probe in the death of BJP’s idol must be carried out by them now that they are in power. The similar demand has also been put forward by BJP minister Madhu Shukla who also happens to be a relative of Deendayal Upadhyaya. As Upadhyaya’s birth centenary is approaching, several tributes are being paid to him.

The new BJP-led government of Uttar Pradesh has already changed the name of Mughalsarai railway station to Deendayal Upadhyaya station. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested that the Gujarat port of Kandla also be renamed after the late leader.