Ex-PM LB Shastri's Son Demands Probe Into His 'Mysterious Death'; 'Blackmailing' Says Congress

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| September 26 , 2015 , 12:33 IST
[caption id="attachment_130652" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Ex-Prime Minister Lal Bahudar Shastri Ex-Prime Minister Lal Bahudar Shastri[/caption] Days after West Bengal government declassified Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's files, Ex-Prime Minister Lal Bahudar Shastri's son Anil Shastri on Saturday alleged that the former's demise in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent under suspicious circumstances in 1966 was unnatural, demanding an inquiry into his death. India’s second PM died under suspicious circumstances on January 11, 1966 in the former Soviet Union where he had signed a peace pact with Pakistan a few hours earlier. "Many people think Shastri ji's death was not natural, for his face had turned blue. His diary was missing," Anil Shastri said, adding that, "His room in Tashkent did not even have bell or telephone. He could not even get first aid." The former PM's son alleged that Indian Embassy was careless while calling upon the Narendra Modi government to "declassify Shastri ji's files and setting up an inquiry committee." Reacting to his remarks, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit questioned his intentions for raising the issue after 45 years of Shashtri ji's death. "Why was Anil Shastri quiet for 45 years? This is blackmailing," Dikshit said. Shastri died of a heart attack in Tashkent a day after he signed a peace agreement with Pakistani president Ayub Khan on January 10, 1966, four months after the 1965 war between the two neighbours. However, his family members suspect he was murdered. “My mother, who died in 1993, always believed that he was killed,” Anil Shastri had said earlier in 2010.

sumit kumar saxena

All the previous enquiry done by then government brought no result of this death mystry.Once i remember that enquiry commision led by Lt. (Sh.) Rajnarayan started functioning honestly during morarji regime but death of ram lal in suspecious condition and regular interference of morarji results that commision unable to perform its task result comission fall enquiry stop.At present USSR is no more witness were no more cabinet colleagues were no more family members have their own political intrest.The division in political wings NDA-UPA no UPA ally wants that truth may come out they will remain be silent, as of subash babu matter till now, So what to do what not to do is a matter of suspision.But my humble request to NDA goverment to expose the murderers of democratic icons.