The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has said that the threatening letter is actually a thing to garner sympathy. He said,”They say there was a threatening letter. I spoke to a retired police officer, who had worked for CID. He said there is no substance in the letter. The letter is being used to garner people’s sympathy.”
Pawar also said that,”When like-minded people came together to organise Elgar Parishad, they were called Naxals and arrested. Everyone knows who executed the Bhima-Koregaon violence, but those who have no link with it were arrested. This is a misuse of power.”
It is important to note that Pune police has claimed in the court that they have got a letter from one of the five arrested for Bhima-Koregaon violence. The letter said,”Modi-led Hindu fascism is bulldozing its way into the lives of indigenous Adivasis. In spite of big defeats like Bihar and West Bengal, Modi has successfully established BJP government in more than 15 states. If this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the party… Comrade Kisan and few other senior comrades have proposed concrete steps to end Modi-raj.” “We are thinking along the lines of another Rajiv Gandhi type incident,” it added.