After NCP leader Sharad Pawar, BJP ally Shiv Sena too ridicules letter allegedly planning to eliminate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mumbai:The Shiv Sena today dubbed as “laughable” the alleged Maoist letter suggesting a Maoist plot to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the conspiracy does not seem legitimate and appears like the story of a horror film.
Making light of the alleged threats by Maoists to the prime minister and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the NDA ally said, “Some say that a part of the BJP considers Modi and Fadnavis as thorns and has given a ‘supari’ (contract) to Naxalites to eliminate them. However, such statements should not be given much importance.”
Politics should not be played over security of the prime minister and the chief minister. “They should be given security. It is ok if lakhs of people die (in Naxalite attacks) however they should live,” the Sena quipped in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
This comes a day after opposition NCP leader Sharad Pawar suggested that the BJP was playing the “threat letter card” to gain sympathy. “The BJP has realised that they are losing popular support. In order to gain sympathy, the BJP is now playing the threat letter card. However, I am sure that the people will not fall prey to such tactics,” Pawar said during an event to mark the 19th anniversary of his party. “This conspiracy does not seem legitimate, is what being said by experts,” the Marathi publication said.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in reply to Pawar’s comment tweeted that he had not expected the former deputy CM to “stoop down to this level”.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) June 10, 2018
According to police probing the January 1 Bhima- Koregaon caste violence in Pune district, a letter seized from a person arrested in that connection talked about ultras mulling a “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” and suggesting that Modi should be targeted during his “road shows”.
-With PTI inputs