In a major development that has shaken the security apparatus, Pune Police intercepted a communiqué of Left-winged Maoists that reveals about a “Rajiv Gandhi-type” plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The plot to assassinate PM Modi came to light when Pune Police raided the house of one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case and came upon a sensational letter of the Maoists to eliminate the Prime Minister in “Rajiv Gandhi style”.
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The letter dated April 18,2017, and reportedly written by a person who identified himself/herself as R and was addressed to a person named Prakash, talked about the growing influence of Narendra Modi and the BJP and the successive electoral victories of the BJP.
“In spite of big defeats like Bihar and West Bengal, Modi has successfully established BJP govt in more than 15 states. If this pace continues then it would mean immense trouble for the party on all fronts,” the letter states.
“We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident… Targeting his road-shows could be an effective strategy,” the letter added.