NCP chief Sharad Pawar questions credibility of letters claiming to assassinate PM Modi

NCP chief Sharad Pawar attacked the ruling government for misusing its power to arrest five dissents and labelling them as Maoists

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Speaking on the foundation day of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday, party supremo Sharad Pawar said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using the letter threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi to gather sympathy.

Ahead of the elections in Maharashtra and country, Pune police found a letter which mentioned the plan to assassinate PM Modi. The police claimed that the threat was issued by the Maoists.

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Reacting to this, Pawar dismissed these claims and said that he was informed by a retired Crime Investigation Department (CID) official that the letter is being used only for sympathy. Speaking on the arrests of five activists for Maoists links in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon Violence, the NCP chief said that the ruling government is misusing its power.

They claim that a letter threatening the PM has been found but I met a retired CID official and he informed me that there is no credibility of this letter because if the PM had received threats, the media wouldn’t have been informed,” asserted Pawar.

When these activists organised Elgar Parishad, they were called Naxalites,” he added. 

Targeting the establishment over these arrests, Pawar added that “Everyone knows that who has been indulged in Bhima-Koregaon violence but those who are not related to this are being arrested. 

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