Arunchal Pradesh Ex CM death leads to mystery

It was 10.30am on Tuesday when news broke about how former Arunchal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul has been found dead in his house.Still scrambling for more details, on a sombre note we announced that the central figure of the recent Arunachal Pradesh political turmoil is no more.


While I was recounting to viewers his political stint as the interim CM, Arunchal Pradesh BJP in-charge Sudhanshu Mittal joining us over a telecon. A tense situation, since Kalikho Pul had led rebelled against the Congress faction and joined hands with the BJP to stake claim to the seat of power. “It was a people’s government and a leader with a sensitive heart”, said Mittal.”I spoke to him last evening, Pul was supposed come to Delhi today. He was planning to file a review petition in SC today. That’s when the news came of being no more. He was so stressed because of not being able to get justice that he took an extreme step.”

The revelation that Kalikho Pul had planned to travel to Delhi to file a review petition led to doubts over the claim that the leader had allegedly attempted suicide. The BJP leader said, “When I spoke to him, he was bitterly complaining he was wrong.Protests have since been reported from outside Kalikho Pul’s residence with his supporters demanding a CBI enquiry in the case. Also, the absence of a suicide note at Pul’s residence has deepened the mystery.Hopefully, the politics will give way to the truth about the tragic end of a political leader who fought the odds till the end.