Maoist Letter Reveals Plans For 'Rajiv Gandhi-Type Incident' To Assassinate PM Modi

| June 8 , 2018 , 15:19 IST

The Pune Police have intercepted a letter which appears to be an internal communication of Maoists which talks of planning to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type incident', referring to the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi by a suicide bomber.

The letter was recovered from the house of Rona Wilson in Delhi, who was one of the 5 persons arrested for links with Maoists, the Pune Police said to court, releasing the letter on Friday.

"Defeating Hindu fascism has been our core agenda and a major concern for the party. Several leaders from secret cells as well as open organisations have raised this issue very strongly. We are working to consolidate ties with like-minded organisations, political parties, representatives of minorities across the country," said the letter.

"Modi led Hindu fascist regime is bulldozing its way into the lives of indigenous adivasis. In spite of big defeats like Bihar and West Bengal, Modi has successfully established BJP govt in more than 15 states. If this pace continues then it would mean immense trouble for the party on all fronts," it continued.

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"Senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end Modi-raj. We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident. It sounds suicidal and there is a good chance that we might fail but we feel that the party must deliberate over out proposal. Targeting his road-shows could be an effective strategy. We collectively believe that survival of the party is supreme to all sacrifices," the letter ended.  

The Congress has hinted that the letter may have been planted, claiming that whenever PM Modi's popularity declines, news of an assassination plot rises.

"I am not saying this is completely untrue but It has been PM Modi's old tactic, since he was PM, whenever his popularity declines, news of an assassination plot it planted," said Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.