Mumbai, June 8: Hours after media channels showed Maoists' letter revealing a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports say that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also received death threats from Maoists. According to a report on Television news channel CNN News18, Fadnavis received two threat letters from Maoists a few days back.
This comes on a day when a letter, which is alleged to have been found at the houses of the one of the five people arrested over Bhima-Koregaon violence, revealed a plot to assassinate PM Narendra Modi, in another ‘Rajiv Gandhi-style assassination’. The Pune Police informed the court that the letter was found from one of the five arrested persons have links with the banned organisation – Communist Party of India – Maoists (CPI-M).
The Pune Police had arrested Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, and activists Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen, and Rona Wilson on Wednesday for organising ‘Elgar Parishad’ in December last year, which saw subsequent violence in Bhima-Koregaon district.
Pune Police intercepts internal communication of Maoists planning a 'Rajiv Gandhi type' assassination of Prime Minister Modi. pic.twitter.com/o2rt2al4aj
— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
The letter, which was found from Rona Wilson’s house, talked about the requirement of Rs 8 crores so as to procure an M-4 rifle and four lakh rounds. Public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar also informed the court that the letter also talked about ‘another Rajiv Gandhi incident’ and that the party (CPI-M) should consider the proposal of targeting his (PM Narendra Modi) roadshows.
Meanwhile, the Congress has called it planted news. Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said that when Modi sees his fan following going down, he has a habit of coming up with such assassination threat stories.