Mysterious death resonates in Indian politics

Jan 21, 2014, 10:32 AM EST
Bhartya Janta Party (BJP) prime minister candidate Narendra Modi (C) is garlanded as national president Rajnath Singh (R) looks on during a BJP rally in Patna on October 27, 2013.
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Though there is still no direct evidence of foul play in his wife's death late last week, Indian Human Resources Minister Shashi Tharoor is now mired in nasty rumors stemming from their Twitter feud -- she suspected him of an affair with a Pakistani journalist, and said so online -- and rival parties like Narendra Modi's BJP are on the attack.

Background:

BJP calls for resignation [DNA India]

Investigators probe murder angle, suspect 'poisoning' [Times of India]