Late Saturday night, former JNU students’ union vice-president Shehla Rashid was threatened that legal action will be taken against her. It was because she made a tweet about the involvement of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in a plot to assassinate PM Modi.

Later she termed her tweet as “sarcastic” and commented that Nitin Gadkari is becoming riled up unnecessarily. She also rebuked whether he would take action against a media house for targeting fellow JNU activist Umar Khalid.

Besides Gadkari, she alleged that RSS is also complicit in the whole fiasco and is planning to then play the blame game with Muslims and Communists which would ultimately lead to their lynching.

She took to her twitter about the issue,

later on after the tweet, Road, Transport and highway minister Nitin Gadkari, without mentioning Rashid, stated he would take legal action against “anti-social elements”.

His tweet was:-

 “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,”  Nitin Gadkari tweeted

These allegations against the RSS and Union Minister followed the seizer of a letter, which ostensibly talks about a “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” targeting PM Narendra Modi during one of his road shows previously.

The letter was seized by Pune police from the dwelling of a Rona Wilson in Delhi who is arrested for allegedly having links with Maoists. She is one of the five people arrested, from Mumbai, Nagpur, and Delhi in connection with the ‘Elgar Parishad’ held in Pune in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence.

 

the article has been submitted by Manaswini

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