6 Political deaths that changed India History forever
The Indian political system makes its unique place in the world of politics when it comes to ruling the world’s largest democracy, and it’s not easy to compete in a multi-party system with a cut-throat competition. When the matter is competing against biggies, not everyone can survive for the obvious reasons and the enmity increases, and assassination is the last way to suppress the opponents. The political history of India would be different if these assassinations would not happen. Here are 6 Political deaths that changed India History forever.
He was the member of Indian National Congress and the leader of the opposition party in Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha from 2004 to 2008 and is the founder of Salwa Judum, a movement to counter Naxals in the state. Due to this movement, Naxal faced a lot of damages, and local people started opposing them that was enough to put him on their hit list. Even though he was the leader of the opposition party, the CM Raman Singh never criticized him due to his effort to control the Naxalite movement, and he even got Z plus security. Unfortunately, while returning from a political rally, he and his other party members were assassinated by the Naxal. Mahendra Kumar became the constant threat for the Maoists due to his ground level work and personal relation with people, and most of the people left Naxal movements and came back to the normal life due to his efforts. Even though the Supreme Court banned the Salwa Judum movement, he didn’t give up and continued his attempts to suppress the Naxals that gave positive results. The Maoist movement would have weakened If he was alive today.
T. P. Chandrasekharan
He was a prominent face in the local area of Kozhikode district and also a part of Communist Party of India (Marxist) but later left the party and formed another party called Revolutionary Marxist Party. The moderate success for a new party in the local poll didn’t go well in his opponent eyes because of his rising popularity as he played a major role in shaping the Kerala society different from the rest of India. His assassination was mainstream news for a month in Kerala and even Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan forced to change the party structure of the entire state that showed his popularity in the God’s own country. Maybe he would become a strong face for Kerala in the future, and his opponents didn’t want it.
His death was one of the most talked political assassinations of recent times, and Indian National Congress and other opposition parties raised it multiple times at the national level. He was the part of RSS and BJP as well but was believed to have confidential information regarding the infamous 2002 Gujarat riots which is the reason for his death alleged by the opponents and his wife. Police termed this assassination as a Cut out murder where it is impossible to establish a link between the conspirator and victim.
Though he didn’t have any direct link with political parties however his death in 2010 changed the political scenario of that time and inspired people to learn more about swadeshi and right to recall. His death is still a mystery, and lots of conspiracy theories compare it with the death of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri as both died under mysterious circumstances. His effort to bring right to recall in the political system, and protest against big foreign companies gave a lot of popularity that perhaps is the reason for his death under mysterious circumstances. The right to recall movement collapsed after his death; the situation would be different If he was alive today.
One of the prominent faces of Indian Politics; Indira Gandhi is the first and only female Prime Minister of India till now. Her contribution towards the national security is much more than any other PM of India till now; from founding Research and Analysis wing to doing the first nuclear test, and suppressing Khalistan movement even after knowing the possible death threat towards her life, her role as a PM saved the nation from many unimaginable disasters. She was the closest ally of USSR as both countries shared common threats from the USA, China, and Pakistan and her death made an impact on India-USSR relation, and not so deep now a day like it was during her time. Her actions became a headache for the US and its allies, and even the then US president used abusive language against her that showed their frustrations and inability to interfere with the internal matters of India. India was becoming more powerful slowly in Asia during her time, and the sudden death caused a great loss for the nation.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Though officially his death is normal however till now the people of India refuse to believe it as a normal, and even most of the researchers are pointing towards some unsolved questions that make sense, and yet to be answered. He did the things within a year that’s beyond imagination and in fact, he was on a mission to make India independent from every aspect, from food to weapon production and his Jay Jawan- Jay Kishan slogan gained massive support from people of India. His ambition to make India a nuclear state remain unfulfilled during his life due to the sudden death, and according to Journalist Gregory Douglas, CIA played an active role to assassinate Shastri and Nuclear scientist Homi Jehangir Bhabha to destroy the nuclear ambition of India.
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