Hyderabad: Maoists have threatened to attack Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh, following the recent encounter on the AP-Orissa border where 28 Maoists were killed.
In a letter that surfaced on Wednesday, Maoists' spokesman Shyam said that the chief minister managed to escape the 2003 attempt on him in Alipiri of Chittoor district but may not be so lucky next time. Alleging that Chandrababu Naidu had masterminded the attack in Malkangiri district of Odisha, he said the food of the slain Maoists was first poisoned and then they were shot at indiscriminately.
Alleging that Chandrababu Naidu had masterminded the attack in Malkangiri district of Odisha, he said the food of the slain Maoists was first poisoned and then they were shot at indiscriminately.
Shyam also stated that gangster Nayeem was also groomed by Chandrababu and was the cause of scores of killings during the tenure of Chandrababu Naidu when he was the chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh. As evidence of his mastermind, 21 red sander workers were killed in Chittoor district immediately after he assumed office, Shyam said. He concluded by stating that the Maoists will not hesitate to use suicide bombers to attack the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, if needed.
However, analysts with knowledge of Maoist propaganda state that the language used in the letter is not similar to those used in previous instances of Maoist letters. The tone and tenor used in the letter is very different to that used by the extremists, they add. This raises questions about the origin and authenticity of the letter.