After Munde’s cremation, leaders and supporters demand CBI probe and resort to violence as they smell conspiracy behind his death.
BJP leaders suspect foul play in Union Minister Gopinath Munde’s death and are demanding for a CBI probe for ascertaining the truth. The needle of suspicion is also pointing towards Munde’s driver whether he had jumped the red light and was he experienced. Munde supporters even alleged that certain leaders were unhappy with his success and didn’t want him to scale new heights in politics. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray demanded a CBI inquiry for probing Munde’s accidental death.
“The sentiments of the (party) workers should be respected,” Uddhav, who was present at Munde’s funeral yesterday said.
Uddhav’s remarks came after RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale, whose party is a constituent of the ‘Mahayuti’ alliance cobbled up by Munde, demanded that a CBI inquiry be conducted to rule out any sabotage in the accident.
Several supporters of Munde who attended his funeral tried to obstruct Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and State Home Minister R R Patil’s vehicles demanding a CBI inquiry into Munde’s accidental death. They pelted stones on the vehicles and tried to encircle politicians. Angry protestors set police vehicles on fire. Police had to resort to lathi charge for controlling the situation.
Munde’s eldest daughter and legislator Pankaja Munde-Palve urged people to calm down and refrain from resorting to violence. She said, “People who protested at my father’s funeral are not his supporters. I demand a probe into the violence incidents which erupted at the funeral venue.”
Expressing his profound grief on Munde’s demise, Athawale said fate has deprived Maharashtra and India of a towering leader.
“Entire Maharashtra and the nation are in a state of shock. Mundeji had profound faith in the ideals of Babasaheb Ambdedkar and he was a big supporter of the Dalit movement in Maharashtra. I demand a full CBI investigation to rule out any sabotage in the accident,” Athawale said.
Earlier state BJP leader Prakash Shendge sought a probe to ascertain what led to Munde’s demise. BJP state spokesperson Awdhoot Wagh had also sought a CBI probe into the accident.
Shengde, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson, said Munde’s death was not an accident but a conspiracy. “It is hard to believe that such a big personality like him, a VIP, a minister of India with so much security, would pass away in an ordinary accident,” he said.
Another Maharashtra BJP spokesperson, Awadhut Wagh, has said that Munde’s death might be a planned conspiracy, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
AIIMS doctor Amit Gupta says autopsy report of Gopinath Munde has been sent to the Delhi Police. Gupta adds that contrary to previous claims, Munde did not suffer heart attack but internal injuries caused the heart to stop.