Amethi resident writes letter in blood to appeal against Modi

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 09, 2019, 09:54 AM

Amethi
In one more dramatic addition to the series of events, Congress MLA from Uttar Pradesh, Deepak Singh, shared a blood-written letter of a resident of Amethi, who appealed to the Election Commission to take appropriate action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his insulting remarks about former PM Rajiv Gandhi. 
 
The young man, Manoj Kashyap, wrote a letter, inked in blood, which states that he was “traumatised” by the statements of Modi against late Rajiv Gandhi, referring to Modi’s statement at a rally recently where he labelled Gandhi as “Bhrashtachari No. 1”.  
 
The Bharat Ratna recipient, who represented the constituency of Amethi from 1981 to 1991, was assassinated by a suicide bomber from the LTTE in 1991. 
 
Kashyap, in his letter, pointed out Gandhi’s achievements in his term as PM, namely that he had lowered the voting age to 18 years, implemented the Panchayati Raj system, and brought in the computer revolution in the country. He also said that BJP veteran and former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee “had also praised Rajiv Gandhi in an article”. 
 
Kashyap went on to say that Gandhi lives on in the hearts of the people, and that anyone who insults Gandhi is no better than the people who assassinated him. 
 
At the end, Kashyap said that his letter was solely written due to his personal emotional connection with the former PM, and was not politically inclined. 


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