NEW DELHI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari is contemplating a legal action against “anti-social elements” following a tweet by JNU student union leader Shehla Rashid alleging that RSS/Gadkari “is planning to assassinate” PM Narendra Modi.
“I would be taking legal action on anti-social elements who have made bizarre comments; attributing personal motives to me, regarding the assassination threat to PM @narendramodi,” the minister tweeted.
I would be taking legal action on anti-social elements who have made bizzare comments; attributing personal motives… https://t.co/tmvMClo2AY
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) 1528560187000
Earlier, after Pune Police exposed an alleged plot by Maoists to assassinate the PM, the JNU student union leader had tweeted that RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi and then blame the assassination upon Muslims/Communists.
On Friday, Pune Police had intercepted an internal communication of the Maoists, which talked about the ultras plan to assassinate PM Modi in the manner of a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’.
The letter was allegedly found in the house of one of the five persons arrested for “links” with the banned CPI (Maoist), the Pune Police told the court on Thursday.
“Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, and then blame it upon Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims #RajivGandhiStyle,” Rashid wrote on her Twitter account a day after the plot was uncovered.
Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, and then blame it upon Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims #RajivGandhiStyle
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) 1528534778000
However, the student union leader later clarified that her tweet was merely a sarcastic attempt at the alleged plot to assassinate the PM by the Maoists.