A judicial probe says killing of 17 people in Chhattisgarh seven years ago was staged and those killed were innocent.
BJP’s Bhima Mandavi was among those killed in an IED blast in the central state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
Maoists, who have called for a boycott of polls in Chhattisgarh, have killed five soldiers in two separate attacks.
The third such attack in two weeks comes a day before Prime Minister Modi addresses an election rally in the state.
Soldier recounts ambush by Maoist fighters that left 25 colleagues dead in flash point Chhattisgarh state.
The hereditary disease kills at least 10,000 children a year in this Indian state.