New Delhi, June 8: Breaking his silence on Narendra Modi‘s “Rajiv Gandhi-like assassination plot”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the prime minister’s safety and security is their topmost priority and the ministry is cautious about it. Speaking in Jammu, where he is on a two-day visit, Rajnath Singh said that the ministry is serious about the PM’s security and the Maoists are fighting a lost battle. Also Read - Politics Heats up Over Farm Bills 2020, PM Modi Says Opposition Misleading Farmers; Cong Calls it 'Blatant Attack' on Federal Structure

“We are always appropriately serious and concerned about the Prime Minister’s security. Maoism and extremism has now been reduced by many folds. To the Maoists, I would just like to say that the Maoists are just fighting a lost battle,” Rajnath Singh said. Also Read - 'Great Leader And Loyal Friend', Trump's Birthday Wish For PM Modi

Speaking further on the movement of Maoists, the home minister said that earlier their were 135 zillas where the there was a big influence of Maoists. “…90 such zillas left. I’m talking about 4-years-work…I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, that Maoist extremists are fighting a losing battle and it will be ended, just as extremism in North-East was ended,” he said, adding, “I have just been informed. I will go back and see but our security agencies are on top of it.” (Also Read: Hafiz Saeed’s Aide Says Modi Will be Killed, Seeks Donations For ‘Jihad’ in Kashmi Also Read - Happy Birthday Narendra Modi: Kangana Ranaut Prays For Prime Minister’s Long Life in a Video

Earlier, the Pune Police told a court on Thursday that they seized the Prime Minister Modi’s assassination bid letter from the residence of one of the five persons they had arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

“Com. 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 sounds suicidal and there is a good chance that we might fail, but we feel that the party PB/CC must deliberate over our proposal. Targeting his road-shows could be an effective strategy. We collectively believe that survival of the party is supreme to all sacrifices,” the letter stated.

Reacting to the “plot” to kill PM Modi, Union Minister RK Singh said, “PM is under threat, it should be taken seriously. Those who don’t want India to emerge as a powerful nation have become uncomfortable as they know India can only become powerful under his leadership.”

Rasing doubts at the authenticity of Pune police’s findings of Narendra Modi‘s “Rajiv Gandhi-type assassination plot”, Congress on Thursday took a jibe saying that whenever the prime minister’s popularity declines, he plants such stories. Calling the whole assassination plot a popularity stunt, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said, “It is PM Modi’s habit that whenever his fan following loosens, he spreads the rumours that he’s going to be assassinated.”