BJP leaders suspect conspiracy behind Munde's death

Mumbai, Jun 3 (DNA) : Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with a fatal car accident in Delhi.

Munde was a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra. As a politician, he won the hearts of many close aides while working tirelessly in the state. His sudden demise has come as a big blow to the BJP, especially since they are about to fight the Assembly elections in October 2014.

In these difficult moments, BJP leaders in Maharashtra refuse to believe that such a turn of events could happen in broad daylight. Questions are being raised. Did his driver jump the red light? Was his driver new and inexperienced? How many people knew that he was flying from Delhi airport today? Were there those who were jealous of his success, and did not want to see him prosper? These questions are being raised after some spokespersons from Maharashtra went ahead and made such statements. 

Leaders such as Prakash Anna Shengde and Awadhut Wagh claim that it is impossible that such an accident can just happen, and are calling his accident to be a conspiracy, and have gone to the extent to demand a CBI probe. 

Shengde, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson, claimed in an interview with Zee News that 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. He added, "At six in the morning there is hardly any traffic in Delhi, in that situation, a car being hit from behind doesn't make sense." 

When asked whether he had any suspects in mind, he said, "I don't want to point any fingers. An investigation must be done, and then the truth will come out."

Maharashtra BJP leaders demand CBI inquiry into Gopinath Munde's car accident and subsequent death at AIIMS. Watch the

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. 

In a statement, Wagh said, "Unless an inquiry is done, we won't be satisfied. People think this could be a conspiracy. Although I am not a policeman to decide whether it was an accident, and to inquire on this matter is the job of police, I would just like to add that Mundeji used to travel in a high security vehicle with guards, how come he was in a normal car?" 

Talking about the specifics, Wagh elaborated on Munde's travel style, "He used move all across the nation. He used to travel in a comfortable car with safety equipment. The Indica came and hit the car on Gopinath Munde's side and not otherwise. The car was overtaken from the left side," he said.

Like Shengde, Wagh too did not point fingers at anyone. "I cannot say anything for sure, but I think this might be a conspiracy, and an inquiry should be done; the truth should come out to people. I demand a CBI enquiry." 

Earlier on Tuesday, BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that Munde's body would be placed at BJP headquarters on Tuesday for party leaders to pay their last respects. His last rites will be performed in Parali village in Beed district of Maharashtra on Wednesday.

Gopinath Munde : Life in pictures

BJP party workers welcoming Gopinath Munde at the domestic airport in Mumbai on May 31, 2014.

Vilasrao Deshmukh with Gopinath Munde during the swearing-in ceremony of Deshmukh at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai in October 18, 1999 

Former India PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (L) blows a tribal wind instrument as Gopinath Munde (L) looks on at a election rally at Jawhar in Thane District in 2004 

An image of Vilasrao Deshmukh, Pramod Mahajan and Gopinath Munde tweeted by Riteish Deshmukh on his Twitter account @Riteishd 

Gopinath Munde with Devendra Fadnavis at the BJP office in Nariman Point in Mumbai earlier this year 

Gopinath Munde with senior BJP leader and the current Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj 

Gopinath Munde and Narayan Rane

Gopinath Munde with Rebecca Mark, the former Enron executive


Gopinath Munde, Pramod Mahajan, Jana Krishnamurthy and Pandurang Phundkar at a BJP meeting in Malad, Mumbai 

Gopinath Munde at Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s ashram in Indore 

Gopinath Munde with senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi at a BJP National Executive Meeting in New Delh 

Gopinath Munde with Narayan Rane at a function at Police Gymkhana in Marine Drive, Mumbai

Rajnath Singh consoling Gopinath Munde following the death of Pramod Mahajan

Gopinath Munde wishing Balasaheb Thackeray on his 82nd birthday at Matoshree in Bandra, Mumbai

Gopinath Munde during the release of a book on Vasant Bhagwat in Dadar in 2012 

L.K. Advani, Gopinath Munde, Rahul Mahajan and Raj Thackeray during a condolence meeting for Pramod Mahajan at King George High School in Dadar 

Gopinath Munde, Narayan Rane and Nitin Gadkari outside Raj Bhavan 

Gopinath Munde and Rahul Mahajan at Pramod Mahajan's funeral in Worli, Mumbai 

Narayan Rane with Kirit Somaiya, Gopinath Munde and Manohar Joshi during a public rally organised by BJP-Shiv Sena in 1999

Gopinath Munde, Pramod Mahajan, Bal Thackeray (on the floor) and L K Advani at a public meeting at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai 

Gopinath Munde greets Vilasrao Deshmukh during one of his birthdays 

Gopinath Munde at a felicitation ceremony for Narendra Modi at the Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai 


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  • Umesh Rai, Puttur/Puttur

    Thu, Jun 05 2014

    Asif, you are really a fool, writing nonsense...

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    It is really sad, that we Indians lost the able, great leader Gopinath Munde , due to car accident. As per the write up, being mentioned in this page, it is a conspiracy:
    Few observations:
    a. If it is conspiracy which lead to the death of Mr. Gopinath Munde, as mentioned by some BJP party leaders, then, the same force which finished Mr. Pramod Mahajan, might be the same force have fininshed Mr Gopinath Munde. Then it might be a internal force. Being Mr. Gopinath Munde was a grass root level worker and had very good appeal towards the Marathwada area due to his hard work, honest, his own known persons who are jealous of his rising popularity, might have done this, Enemy within is more dangerous.

    b Other angle -. Being this is a accident case, the car Mr. Gopinath Munde was travelling was a private sub contractor vehicle and has crossed the red signal ,driver driving with high speed. There are many instances, during the accidents, due to the massive impact, the internal parts of the body gets damaged and directly affects to the heart too might lead to cardiac arrest here.

    Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of the family. May his soul rest iin peace.

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  • ambrose D'Souza S.J., Vijaypura

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    Dear Sir Gopinath Munde we feel sorry to have lost you! It is very sad news. May you Rest In Peace in Heaven!

    My heart felt condolences to the bereaved Munde family. May God console you at this moment of great loss and sorrow!

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  • plainlife, bangalore

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    May be its a conspiracy,but from within the party.

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  • Af, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    date "3"is bad date for Mahajan and munde family

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  • Mann, bangalore

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    Nobody will really know the real cause of his death as they want to strengthen the conspiracy theory.
    Media is just giving out news contradicting each other.
    In one news item it said it was just brush against the car Munde was travelling in.
    Poor driver of that other car. He will go through hell.

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  • P S Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    ಹಿಂದುಳಿದ ವಂಜಾರ/ಬಂಜಾರ/ಲಂಬಾಣಿ ಜಾತಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿರುವ ಗೋಪಿನಾಥ್ ಮುಂಡೇ ಇವರಿಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ & ತೆಲಾಂಗಣದಲ್ಲೂ ತುಂಬಾ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿದ್ದರು.

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  • Prasheesh Kumar. S. , Mumbai.

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    How can there be any conspiracy when it was the Munde's Car which overshot the Red signal and not that other Indica Car. When Munde's driver has broken the traffic rules and innocent Indica Car driver was following traffic rules, how can there be any conspiracy ?

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  • Kush Rao, USA

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    Killed by Thackrey !

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  • Rima, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    ಮುಂಡೆ ಅವರ ನಿಧನದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಮಹಾಜನ್ ಅವರ ಅಳಿದುಳಿದ ನೆನಪುಗಳನ್ನು ಬಿಜೆಪಿಯಿಂದ ಗುಡಿಸಿ ತೆಗೆದಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಮೋದಿಯ ಸರ್ವಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ನಡೆಗೆ ಇದು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾಗಬಹುದು. ವಿಪರ್ಯಾಸವೆಂದರೆ, ಮುಂಡೆ ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿ ಎಂದು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದರಡು ದಿನಗಳಿಂದ ಸುದ್ದಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಉದ್ಧವ್ ಠಾಕ್ರೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂಡೆಯ ನಡುವೆ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಿಕ್ಕಾಟ ಏರ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು. ಒಳಗೊಳಗೆ ಮುಂಡೆ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಹುದ್ದೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಣ್ಣಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದರು. ಕೇಂದ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಯ ನೆರಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಚಿವನಾಗಿ ಕಾಲಕಳೆಯುವುದಕ್ಕಿಂತ, ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯ

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  • Asif, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Tomorrow, BJP will blame Pakistan for the accident.

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  • Ajit, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    Cheap comment

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Who will want to murder this incompetent ...

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  • jeetendra hegde, mumbai

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    You better check your measuring instrument..To measure his competency, switch on your TV set...your gauge is of china Indian.

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  • Shekh M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Must be their inside job
    Those who thinks it as plot & urge for CBI inquiry should be caught first

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    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    SABOTAGE COULD NOT BE RULED OUT.CBI inquiry is required as SS and BJP fighting for CM post in Maha in the next election.A reluctant Gopinathe Munde who do not want National politics forced to accept Union Ministerial berth.The circumstances and circumstantial evidences are not conducive to accept that this is an accident.

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  • Jayaprakash, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Looks like these people did the same so far, so expect same from others too. Unfortunately in front of 'Yama' all are equal :)

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    It seems conspiracy more than accident.Proper investigation only can reveal the truth.

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  • For Justice, Abu Dhabi / Ubar

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    I meant the death cause may be the cardiac arrest(no injury on his body) but the accident is intentional.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Conspiracy Theorists have Greater Imagination than Plotters it seems!
    The accident from preliminary reports suggests at an intersection when minister's car was crossing, an Indica car overshot Red-light signal & rammed into the side of the car where the minister was sitting.
    The impact without side airbags will be fatal with internal trauma triggering heart attack.
    If anybody thinks its a conspiracy they might have used bigger vehicles than this Indica car to cause death.
    If the driver of Indica car has no serious injuries, this suggests he might be not at very high speed, when impacting the minister's vehicle which might have incapacitated the driver himself.
    I think his time has come, just like Madhav Rao Sindhia, Andhra Speaker Balayogi & Y S R as well.
    Rest In Peace is our heartfelt condolences to the departed soul.

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  • JP,

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    See nautanki in 20th photo

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Cardiac arrest!!

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  • Abhishek Padival Jain, Sullia/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Munde had heart problem since long and in spite of that since last two months he had worked in a frenzied manner to oversee BJP electioneering in Maharashtra without caring for his health and at last it has taken its toll.

    Even though Munde's was a natural death still the BJP people are suspecting conspiracy. Whereas in our Ujire even though Saujanya was raped and murdered by Powerful people and an innocent lunatic was fixed into it the same BJP people do not find any Conspiracy in it. What a paradox !

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Dubai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    May his soul rest in peace.
    if there is any conspiracy central govt can give it for CBI inquiry. No need to blame or wait for anybody.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Definitely it looks like conspiracy!
    At 6 in the morning NO TRAFFIC, Munde's car being hit from behind, Gopinath Munde's side, overtaken from LEFT side! Ministers car!

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Dirty hand should not cross it's limit....

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    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    This was a minor accident. Apparently the minister's time had come. Too sad.

    In more sophisticated world the road accidents are as many e.g. There are average 50,000 deaths in US every year, all because of road accidents.

    It is not the road condition, as the roads are made better and better the travelling speed increases which is the root cause of accidents.

    So curse as much as you like Indian roads, the better roads with all the facilities is no guarantee that accidents would not happen. RIP Mundeji.

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  • jeetendra hegde, mumbai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    No conspiracy,nothing....,one has to go when call comes....

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  • JSaheb,

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    jeetendra hegde, Mumbai
    What if miscall?

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  • krishna bhatt, moodabidri

    Wed, Jun 04 2014

    Yes i agree, when the given time is over in this world, no one can stop.

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  • Matthew, Nitte

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Remember, the sugar mafia in Maharashtra is very very powerful. Munde had breached the fortress of Sharad Pawar - who is backed by sugar lobby and dawood ibrahim. Munde was the frontrunner for CM if BJP-SS would come to power in the next assembly elections. It is very possible that this was a conspiracy.

    I hope the central government will strengthen the security for its ministers. A central minister should not be travelling without a escort vehicle. Or atleast upgrade their vehicles to armored cars.

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  • Vasudev Bhat, Rayee/Roma

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Reminds me of Hareyan Pandaya Case, if somebody is growing taller than me then he need to be cut short.........the talk of would CM was making rounds and a minor many loose links.....

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  • Shridhar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Don't you know you are not supposed to speak against Gujarat BJP leaders???

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  • Sriram, udupi

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Arrest Gadbadkari...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Though the case is of a sensitive nature,co-incidence might have played a great hand. The identity of the car driver is clearly established.There should not be any foul play but there is bound to be some anguish, pain and refusal to accept the situation
    that very easily because of the personality involved.
    Proper investigations, postmortem reports would definitely help though.

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  • Mukesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Sad Dismiss First Pramod Mahajan and now Gopinath Munde. Looks like something wrong in this incident. We really Miss great two leaders. RIP.

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  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    My first impulse was also to suspect foul play. It is a clear case of heart attack due to sudden incident. Nobody got hurt and apparently he was shifted in the same car to the hospital I gather. It was the shock that did him in and he was diabetic too.

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  • Gopal Govinda Serighar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    work of inner circle ??? who planned to send him by a normal car other than his high secured safety vehicle !!

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  • Amith, udupi

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    You cant stop cardiac arrest sitting inside an armoured car .:/

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    Pramod Mahajan, now Gopinath Munde whats happening to popular BJP top utives of Maharashtra?

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  • Mann, bangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    JK, Udupi

    Mahajan was too much involved.
    For that matter almost all politicians\ministers are involved...

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  • Yograj Bhat, Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 03 2014

    RIP.50% chance of conspiracy.If you see Delhi roads and consider we,Indians are most senseless in driving, its possible that this is not conspiracy. Politically,i don't see any reason to murder Munde. Sharad Pawar,Narayan Rane,Udhdhav,though from different parties, Munde had friends in every party.

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