NEW DELHI: BJP today demanded a high-level, independent probe into the death of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide, saying people wanted to know the truth behind his demise.
"Pul was a doughty leader. His death under such circumstances is very unfortunate and a matter of probe. BJP demands that there should be a high-level independent investigation into it. People want to know the truth behind his death," BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
He wondered what was the stress that led to his alleged suicide and spoke about the internal crisis in Congress which he had joined back after defecting from it, along with several party MLAs, to become the state's Chief Minister with the BJP's support.
Pul briefly served as the chief minister from February 19 to July 13 before the Supreme Court reinstated the Nabam Tuki government.
47-year-old Pul was found dead at the Chief Minister's official residence yesterday which he was yet to vacate.