The letter describes a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’. The letter suggests that targeting his road shows could be an effective strategy.
After the arrest of five persons in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case for alleged Maoist links, Pune police began probing a seized letter that allegedly hatches a plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in “another Rajiv Gandhi type incident” by “targeting his roadshows”.
The letter says…
‘Modi has successfully established BJP government in more than 15 states. If this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the Maoist party on all fronts. Comrade Kisan and a few other senior comrades have thought out some concrete steps to end Modi Raj. We are all thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident….It sounds suicidal and there is a good chance we might fail but the party must deliberate over our proposal that targeting his roadshows could be an effective strategy.’
After the expose, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security agencies are taking every precaution to ensure the PM is safe and that Maoists and terrorists are fighting a losing battle.
Political parties have expressed concern over the development. They say that no one has the right to take the law into their own hands. The govt on its part says that such plots are simply a reflection of the frustration of naxal ultras who are being exposed by government operations against them.
And in a very timely blog, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has written that “the past few days have witnessed evidence of increased Maoist activities in areas other than usual extremism affected areas. This is a dangerous tendency which all political parties must realise and react to. The Maoist believe in the violent overthrow of constitutional system and not just the Government. In their perceived system, there are no fundamental rights, no rule of law, no Parliament and no free speech. But to expand their political base their sympathisers make full use of the democratic idioms.”
“Whilst in the opposition during the UPA II, I had analysed in Rajya Sabha that there are four kinds of Maoist in India. The fourth category is what I have always called “half Maoist”. Willingly or otherwise, they become over-ground face of the underground. They are a part of the democratic system. They masquerade as activist; they speak the language of democracy; they have captured the human rights movement in several parts of the country but always lend support to the Maoist cause. They are unwilling to condemn. Unfortunately, some political parties see the Maoist as their instrument in the anti-NDA cause. The history of terrorism and extremism teaches us one basic fact. Never ride a tiger, you may be its first victim.”