Star News: Senior Indian Politician Scindia Killed in Plane Crash
Senior Indian politician Madhav Rao Scindia was killed Sunday when his plane crashed north of New Delhi, sources in the opposition Congress party told Star News.
Scindia and "a small number of journalists" were killed when the private plane crashed amid heavy rain after leaving the Indian capital at 1:00 pm (0730 GMT) for the northern city of Kanpur, the network said.
Earlier reports said eight people were on board the aircraft.
Scindia, himself a former civil aviation minister, was due to address a public meeting in Kanpur, which was abruptly cancelled after news of the crash.
Scindia, an Oxford graduate and member of a former royal family, has often been viewed as an heir to Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi -- NEW DELHI (AFP)