BJP seeks CBI probe into Kanshi Ram’s death

State BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya said he has made the demand on the basis of letters he received from family members of Kanshi Ram and several BSP leaders.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: October 14, 2016 6:41 pm
Uttar Pradesh Election, EP elections, UP polls, BSP founder, kanshi ram, kanshi ram death, BJP president, Keshav Prasad Maurya, CBI inquiry, Dalit, Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati, India news The BJP paid tributes to Kanshi Ram on his death anniversary three days ago. (Source: File Photo)

In a bid to target the Dalit votebank of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the polls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has raised suspicions over BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s death and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. The BJP has announced that if it comes to power in the state, its government will recommend a CBI inquiry into Kanshi Ram’s death.

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State BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya said he has made the demand on the basis of letters he received from family members of Kanshi Ram and several BSP leaders, where they have purportedly said the BSP founder may have been murdered.

Maurya refused to disclose names of those who wrote the purported letters.

“I am demanding that the Akhilesh Yadav government recommend a CBI probe into Kanshi Ram’s death. If the state government doesn’t do it, the inquiry will be ordered when BJP comes to power,” Maurya said.

The BJP paid tributes to Kanshi Ram on his death anniversary three days ago. In a written statement, Maurya then said the BSP founder always fought for Dalits and other deprived sections of the society.

“Several MLAs and senior leaders have quit BSP, alleging that Mayawati is taking money for giving election tickets. Now, by demanding a CBI inquiry into Kanshi Ram’s death, BJP is trying to hit the Dalit votebank of BSP,” said a BJP leader.

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    module
    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 am
    Another surgical strikes on Kanshi Ram and caste ? Party and Politics is better than education and services. Politics means easy money comes quickly with ZERO qualifications and no age bar. Only need some special certificates like murder/rape/scam/loots/don etc.
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      Avinash
      Oct 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      BJP should first investigate corruption charges on hi family which brought them in power.lt;br/gt;BJP should first complete investigation of vyapam scam.
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      1. Ram Babu
        Oct 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm
        Kanshi Ram was in confinement during his long hospitalization prior to his death !
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          ah
          Oct 13, 2016 at 3:26 am
          and what about Deen Dayal Upadhyay???? his Body was found like laawaris on Railway track ............ there are rumors that Vajpayee had something to do with it ......... there was also an issue that he OPPOSED Caste-ism .................. get the drift????
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            mohan
            Oct 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm
            IE withold all my commentsandbe happy.Show that you are a dictatoopposed to freedom of expression.
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