Modi assassination plot: Gadkari to sue Shehla over sarcastic tweet

Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, June 10: Union minister Nitin Gadkari threatened legal action against activist Shehla Rashid after the latter in a sarcastic tweet alleged his complicity in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Referring to the Maoists plan to assassinate PM Modi in a Rajiv Gandhi style incident,Former JNU students’ union vice-president levelled allegations against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and alleged that the motive was to blame the assassination on Muslims and Communists.

Gadkari, without naming Rashid, said he would take legal action against “anti-social elements”. “I would be taking legal action on anti-social elements who have made bizzare comments; attributing personal motives to me, regarding the assassination threat to PM @narendramodi,” he tweeted.

JNU student rights activist Shehla Rashid tweeted that it seemed like RSS and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were planning to assassinate PM Narendra Modi.

She followed up her tweet with ‘#RajivGandhiStyle’, possibly referring to claims in a letter, allegedly written by Maoists, which carried details of plans by the outfit to conduct a Rajiv Gandhi type incident and target the PM.

“Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, and then blame it upon Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims #RajivGandhiStyle,” she tweeted.

Shehla Rashid Shora is a Ph.D. student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and was vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16. She is a member of the All India Students Association (AISA).

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