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Sena scoffs at Maoist plot to target Modi, dubs it ‘laughable’

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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”.

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

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  1. Prof PK Sharma,Freelance Journalist, Barnala(Punjab)

    Invincibility as well as credibility of PM Modi very badly jolted and eroded !

    Naturally the captain and team is scared and panicky ! May, 2019 Lok Sabha Polls challenge now assuming
    ” nightmarish proportions” !

    Taking people for granted as in 2014, the Modi tribe is still dreaming of befooling the masses in May 2019 by employing all
    the weapons possible in its “political armoury” ! Floating the alleged “elimination plan of PM Modi ” in public domain is phase
    one to corner glory in May,19 Lok Sabha Polls riding on sympathy pretext ! If phase one fails to click we should be ready
    to go through many like such NaMo phases till May, 2019 Lok Sabha Polls test !

    In this context, Shiv Sena’s dubbing alleged Maoist letter as”laughable” and NCP leader Sharad Pawar’s suggestion of BJP
    playing “threat letter card” to gain sympathy are both convincing and up to the mark. During Gujrat Assembly Polls campaign
    too, PM Modi using these tactics to woo public sympathy for votes lend credibility to Shiv Sena and NCP’s assertions !

    The question arises when nation has a very well oiled PM security cover, let it deal with it very professionally and smartly?

    Do we ever bother, how every day a large number of security forces persons have to sacrifice their lives defending Indian
    borders- be it in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East region, Jharkhand and trouble torn regions any where in India?

    NaMo has so far proved beyond doubt that his sole and only aim is to win elections enabling the BJP to top the world ranking
    table and ratings. Where does nation stand in his views and thoughts in comparison to BJP’ ? Are BJP’s stature and popularity
    concerns for him not weighing too much over and above India-that is Bharat ?

    I am sounding a note of caution ! It is here the Indians have to distinguish whether NaMo led BJP is adhering to nation above everything spirit or not ? They must judge every political party, activist or candidate on this very fool-proof yardstick while exercising their right to franchise in next Lok Sabha Polls !

    Wait patiently, we Indians will see so many NaMo feats and theatrics till May, 2019 ! It is just the beginning of the NaMo Show- Two
    Series : 2018-2019 !
    Prof PK Sharma,Freelance Journalist
    Pom Anm Nest, Barnala(Punjab)

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