Jammu 09 Jun 2018
The government is serious about the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, amid reports of an assassination plot by Maoists. “We are always serious about the prime minister’s security. The Maoists are fighting a losing battle. They are now active only in 10 districts in the country,” he told a press conference here after a two-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir.
The police in Pune yesterday told a court that they had seized a “letter” from the Delhi residence of one of the five people arrested on Wednesday for having alleged “links” with the banned CPI (Maoist).
The purported letter allegedly mentioned of a plan to “assassinate” Modi in “another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident”, the police told the court.
Maintaining that the Centre’s stand since beginning was that New Delhi was willing to talk to everyone, Singh said, “Our neighbouring country Pakistan should prevent emanating from its soil.”
The home minister also said the central government was ready to hold dialogue with all “right-minded” people if not “like-minded”, a statement seen as an olive branch to the separatists.( PTI )