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(From left front row) Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Jairamdas Doulatram and Jawaharlal Nehru | Commons

Jan Sangh founder S.P. Mookerjee was murdered, claim academicians at Nehru Memorial event

Mookerjee’s death has been the subject of debates and conspiracies for decades and Nehru is among those who have been controversially linked to it. New Delhi: Syama Prasad Mookerjee did not die a natural death but was murdered, a group of academicians have claimed, 65 years after the founder of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh – the forerunner of the BJP – died in Srinagar in what has long been said as mysterious circumstances. The controversial claims were made on the death anniversary of Mookerjee Saturday – at a seminar organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in the capital to discuss the life and mission of Mookerjee. Mookerjee’s death has been the subject of debates and conspiracies for decades and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru is among those who have been controversially linked to it. Mookerjee, who died on 23 June 1953, was...

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