Pune Police arrested five persons earlier this week for plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All five persons have alleged links with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
The police produced a “letter” in a sessions court, which they found at the Delhi residence of Rona Wilson , a prisoners’ rights activist, the letter stated that the Maoists were planning to eliminate PM Modi in an attack similar to that on former PM Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil Nadu in 1991.
The letter which is addressed to one Comrade Prakash by sender “R”, mentions the need for Rs 8 crore to procure an M4 rifle and four lakh rounds of ammunition for the purpose. “The Modi-led Hindu fascism 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 governments in more than 15 states. If this pace continues, it would mean immense trouble for the party on all fronts. Senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end Modi raj and were thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident,” the letter reads.
Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar quoted from the letter, “It sounds suicidal and there is a great chance that we might fail, but we feel that the party PB (Central committee) must deliberate over our proposal. Targeting his roadshows could be an effective strategy. We collectively believe that survival of the party is supreme.”
Meanwhile Special Protection Guard (SPG), which provides security to the prime minister, has advised PM Narendra Modi not to hold impromptu road shows.