According to sources, a letter was seized by the Pune Police from the recently arrested human rights activist Rona Jacob Wilson’s house, the accused in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The letter was an intercept of communication between two Maoist leaders. It made some shocking revelations about a strategy to assassinate PM Narendra Modi in order to end the ‘Modi-raj’ in the country.
Later, it was also revealed that the Maoists were planning to assassinate PM Narendra Modi in a ‘Rajiv Gandhi type incident’. The news created an uproar in the country and people had all kinds of reactions to the news.
While PM Modi supporters are outrageously appalled by the news as they have expressed their anger on social media, there is a section of society that is speculating that assassination story can be a strategy to increase the vote bank of PM Narendra Modi and BJP.
Apparently, the opposition parties have been reacting skeptically to the news that the Maoists are plotting to assassinate PM Narendra Modi. Ex-MP and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has expressed his doubts on the plot by saying that “it has been PM Modi’s old tactic”.
Yes! Where on one side CPI (Marxist) Chief Sitaram Yechury said that the Prime Minister will receive adequate security, Congress leader Nirupam says that it is a marketing strategy by PM Modi.
In his statement, Sanjay Nirupam said:
“I am not saying this is completely untrue but it has been PM Modi’s old tactic, since he was Chief Minister. Whenever his popularity declines, news of an assassination plot is planted.”
He later added, “So, it should be probed how much truth is in it this time.”
I am not saying this is completely untrue but it has been PM Modi’s old tactic, since he was CM, whenever his popularity declines, news of an assassination plot is planted. So it should be probed how much truth is in it this time: Sanjay Nirupam,Congress pic.twitter.com/lDVVvPDbwM
— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
Here is an image of the letter that was released by the Police:
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
Interestingly, the reactions of the Twitterati are two-fold as they have a clash of opinions in the matter. While some of them are demanding PM Modi’s security to be increased, there is a group of people who are supporting the skepticism of the opposition and slamming PM Modi.
Take a look at some of the mixed responses:
PM #Modi‘s assassination plot is a political jhumla from him or from his office. We must defeat his politics, kill his ideology & do not kill an individual like him. A criminal’s blood stinks & strains our politics in moving forward in a progressive direction.
— Bhabanistan (@bhabani79) June 8, 2018
#Modi assassination plot
Shocking some from our country must have involved.God save PM and BJP
— muthu kumar k (@muthuku92018716) June 8, 2018
It’s matter of our PM security, every body knows india has already lose their two former PM due to assassination. Truth should come out, who is behind it. Modi darta nahin agale ke watt lagata hai. India first jai hind.
— rohit singh (@rohu9442) June 8, 2018
Rajiv Gandhi type of assassination on Modi? Who else could think of this other than a party who want to install their leader as the PM.Maoists are lacking funds after Modi government after demonetization and after it stopped extremists receiving foreign funds through fake NGO’s.
— Rajeevk1949 (@rajeevk1949) June 8, 2018
— Sara Sulkunte (@SaraSulkunte) June 8, 2018
And Mr. Sanjay Nirupam comes out, minimises and trivialises this assassination plot against PM Modi? How sick is this Sanjay Nirupam? How low can these Congress members stoop?
— romanihar (@romandesai) June 8, 2018
Arre @sanjaynirupam sir, ek cheez batao. Fir to ye Ravish Kumar, Barkha Dutt, Rana Ayyub, Rahul Gandhi aur Kejriwal ko mili death threats bhi inki khud ki plant ki hui ho sakti hai na? Ya Congressi aur unke pyaade sab doodh ke Dhule hain?
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) June 8, 2018
Was Rajeev G killed for same purpose? Who benifited from his assassination? Do your party use these tricks regularly? Because there is history of many congress leader was died under suspicious circumstances? @sanjaynirupam pls reply. @theskindoctor13 @sambitswaraj
— Sandeep Pal (@Dreamreader2018) June 8, 2018
Yeah, Modi just plants news of his assassination.. Shastry’s soul in heaven may want to respond to Sanjay 😕
— Saffron Surya (@Being_Saffron) June 8, 2018
@sanjaynirupam -why to give importance to leech like Sanjay nirupam who his having scant respect for constitutional positions.
— RAKESH KUMAR (@rakesh_legion) June 8, 2018
— Hemanshu Ghia (@hemanshughia) June 8, 2018
He “congressi” is like a barking dog, who always wants to bark on useless topics 😏🤔
— Vinod Malik (@VinodMa19763173) June 8, 2018
The letter seemed to have been written in April 2017. Four other activists have also been arrested by the Police with Rona Jacob Wilson in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.