An Indian Union Muslim League member on Monday demanded in the Lok Sabha a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of his party leader and MP E Ahamed, alleging there was an “ulterior motive” behind it.
Amid objection by treasury benches and repeated warning by the chair, ET Mohammad Basheer suggested that the announcement of his death was deliberately delayed even though he had died between 12 noon and 12.30 pm on the day of the President’s address to Parliament on January 31 following a cardiac arrest.
“A special envoy of the Prime Minister had a closed door discussion (with hospital authorities)... There is every reason to believe there was ulterior motive. His body was dramatically taken to trauma ICU and even his son and daughter were not allowed to see him,” he said while participating in debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.
As he continued to target the government, the Chair cut him short, but allowed him to finish his speech later on repeated requests by him and a few other opposition members after another member had spoken.
“I don’t want to blame anybody. Unparalleled cruelty was done to him (Ahamed). I demand constitution of a parliamentary panel to look into it,” he said.