New Delhi, June 10: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student right activist Shehla Rashid on Sunday took a jibe at Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari alleging the latter wanted to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking to the micro blogging site Twitter, Rashid made a bizarre statement only to retract back later saying it was a sarcastic comment.

In an attacking mode, Rashid went on to add that both Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Gadkari are planning to murder PM Modi and then blame the Muslims/Communists for the same just like former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi did.

The student rights activist’ tweet was taken notice by Gadkari who retaliated saying that he would be taking legal action anti-social elements who have made bizarre comments and targeted him on a personal level.

The Twitter banter didn’t end here as Rashid then promptly replied to Gadkari’s tweet saying it was a sarcastic comment and referred to the purported letter which was found by Pune police in which Maoist leaders allegedly discussed plans to assassinate PM Modi in a ‘Rajiv Gandhi fashion’ in one of his road shows.

Rashid went on to retweet another funny Bollywood video titled as ‘Modi assassination plan is explained in this video clip’. Watch it right here.

For the unversed, the controversy started when Pune Police who were investigating the Koregaon-Bhima caste violence, told a court on June 7 that Maoists had hatched a conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” during one of his roadshows. 

The letter pointing at the plot to assassinate PM Modi was reportedly recovered from the home of Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson, who was among the five activists arrested from different parts of India on Wednesday as part of the probe into the riots conspiracy and “urban Maoist sympathisers.