List of assassinated Indian politicians

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This is an incomplete list of Important Indian politicians who were assassinated mainly for ideological or political reasons.

Name Year Place Position Party Ostensible Reason Reference
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1948 New Delhi Leader of the Indian freedom movement Indian National Congress Held Gandhi responsible for the partition of India [citation needed]
Pratap Singh Kairon 1965 Rohtak Chief Minister of Punjab Personal Enmity [citation needed]
K. Kunhali 1969 Kerala MLA Communist Party (Marxist) rival party member [citation needed]
Krishna Desai 1970 Maharashtra MLA Communist [citation needed]
Lalit Narayan Mishra 1975 Samastipur, Bihar Minister of Railways Indian National Congress [citation needed]
Indira Gandhi 1984 New Delhi Prime Minister of India Sikhs in protest against Operation Bluestar in Golden Temple, Amritsar [citation needed]
Lalit Maken 1985 New Delhi Member of Parliament, Harjinder Singh Jinda, Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Ranjit Singh Gill [citation needed]
Rajiv Gandhi 1991 Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu Leader of opposition Tamil Tigers in protest against sending Indian troops to Sri Lanka [citation needed]
Nagina Rai Bihar Cabinet Minister [1]
Prem Kumar Sharma 1993 Bombay MLA Bharatiya Janata Party [citation needed]
Beant Singh 1995 Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister of Punjab Indian National Congress suspected Khalistani separatists in a car bombing in secretariat building in Chandigarh killing 17 others including 3 Indian commandos. [citation needed]
Alimineti Madhava Reddy 2000 Ghatkesar, Telangana Panchayatiraj, former Home Minister Telugu Desam Party [citation needed]
Abdul Ghani Lone 2001 Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri separatist leader. Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference [citation needed]
Phoolan Devi New Delhi Member of Parliament Samajwadi Party [citation needed]
Haren Pandya 2003 Ahmedabad Home Minister Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party [citation needed]
Krishnanand Rai 2005 Baswania, Uttar Pradesh MLA Bharatiya Janata Party [citation needed]
Paritala Ravindra Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh MLA Telugu Desam Party [citation needed]
Pramod Mahajan 2006 Mumbai former Cabinet Minister Bharatiya Janata Party [citation needed]
Madan Tamang 2010 Darjeeling, West Bengal President, Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League [citation needed]
T. P. Chandrasekharan 2012 Kerala Revolutionary Marxist Revolutionary Marxist Party [citation needed]
Vidya Charan Shukla 2013 Sukma, Chhattisgarh Minister of External Affairs Indian National Congress Communist Insurgents waging war against the Indian Republic [citation needed]
Nand Kumar Patel Sukma, Chhattisgarh Home Minister
Mahendra Karma Sukma, Chhattisgarh Leader of the Opposition


  1. ^ "It all started with the murder of Late Mr. Nagina Rai, former MP of Gopalganj in 1991."