In the wake of recovery of an alleged Maoist letter suggesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the target of an assassination plot, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said the BJP was trying to generate sympathy by playing a “threat letter card”.
Speaking at a function marking the 19th anniversary of the NCP as well as the culmination of the party’s ‘Halla Bol’ campaign, Pawar said the people would not fall prey to the BJP’s attempt
s to generate sympathy. A string of rallies and protests were held under the NCP’s ‘Halla Bol’ campaign against the BJP-led Maharashtra government.
According to police probing the 1 January Bhima-Koregaon caste violence, a letter found in the house of a person arrested for alleged Maoist links talks about the ultras mulling a “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident”, and suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be targeted during his “roadshows”.
The letter was recovered from the house of Rona Wilson who was among five people arrested arrested from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with ‘Elgar Parishad’ held in Pune in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence in the district.