New Delhi, June 12: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high-level meeting to review the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security arrangements. Notably, the meeting comes days after Pune Police unearthed a Maoist plot to assassinate PM Narendra Modi.
Importantly, the high-level meeting came after Maharashtra police submitted a report to the ministry on letters between individuals having links to Maoist organizations that contained references to targeting the Prime Minister.
In a letter submitted in court by the Pune police last Thursday addressed to one "comrade Prakash", a another person identified only by the letter R raises concerns about the Modi-led BJP winning 15 states in quick succession. "If this pace continues, it would mean immense trouble on all fronts... Com Kisan and a few other senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end the Modi raj," it read.
The letter goes on to suggest a strategy to assassinate the Prime Minister. "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 PB/CC must deliberate over our proposal. Targeting his road shows could be an effective strategy. We collectively believe that survival of the party is supreme to all sacrifices."