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BJP's youth wing files complaint with police against Shehla Rashid for remarks against Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP's youth wing today filed a complaint with the police against (JNU) student leader for making "unpleasant remarks" against Nitin Gadkari, the organisation said in a statement.

On June 9, Rashid had tweeted, "Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, then blame it on Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims # RajivGandhiStyle".

Gadkari took offence to Rashid's tweet and said, "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."

In response to Gadkari's tweet, Rashid had clarified that her "tweet was a sarcastic reference to the being run at prime time in which photos of student, Mr. and his father, Mr. S Q R Ilyas were being flashed alongside of the purported Modi assassination plot".

Her remarks came after the claimed to unearth a Maoist plot to execute a "Rajiv Gandhi-type incident" against Modi. Former was assassinated in 1991.

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's representatives today submitted a complaint at the station.

"The message is totally false, unfounded, concocted and without any basis. The message also promotes insecurity and uncertainty in the country by levelling unfounded allegations that RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate PM Modi," the complaint said.

Police said that they have received a complaint but no FIR has been lodged. They are inquiring in the matter.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 17:55 IST