Didn’t expect Sharad Pawar to stoop so low: Fadnavis on alleged plot to kill PM Modi

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 13, 2018 17:35

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis slammed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for ‘stooping so low’ over the alleged threats to kill PM Modi.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis slammed the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for ‘stooping so low’ over the alleged threats to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Fadnavis made the remark when Sharad Pawar on Sunday claimed that there was no substance in the assassination threats to Modi. The NCP supremo asserted that the letter (which was recovered by cops mentioning death threats to PM and Fadnavis both) was simply being used by the BJP to gain sympathy of the people.

Pawar told reporters, “The BJP says there was a threat letter. I spoke to a retired police officer, who had earlier worked for CID. He says that there’s no substance in the letter. The letter is being used to gain people’s sympathy.”

Fadnavis, in his tweet, wrote, “It is very unfortunate that Sharad Pawarji is raising doubts about the communication seized by the police which reveals the plot to assassinate PM Narendra Modiji. He is the leader of our nation and not just of a political party.”

He further tweeted, “@PawarSpeaks is not expected to stoop down to this level. Police has all the evidences and truth will prevail.”

He wrote, “Pawarji should play politics of the nation and not politics of hatred.”

The letter also stated, “We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident.” For the uninitiated, the ‘threat’ letter was recovered from Rona Wilson, one of the five people arrested from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence in the district that took place in December 2017 in Pune.