Getting threats for criticising BJP, PM Modi ‘routine affair’: Ramachandra Guha

Updated on Apr 17, 2017 11:42 AM IST

Writer-historian Ramachandra Guha tweeted on Tuesday that he had been getting “identical threat mails” warning him not to be critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.

Ramachandra Guha, 58, claimed that the mails also warned him against criticising BJP president Amit Shah.(Kashif Masood/ Hindustan Times)
Ramachandra Guha, 58, claimed that the mails also warned him against criticising BJP president Amit Shah.(Kashif Masood/ Hindustan Times)
New Delhi | ByPTI

Writer-historian Ramachandra Guha tweeted on Tuesday that he had been getting “identical threat mails” warning him not to be critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

The historian, however, told PTI that such mails were a “routine affair” and it was “nothing serious”.

Guha, 58, claimed that the mails also warned him against criticising BJP president Amit Shah.

Calling themselves ‘Divine Indian’, the sender of the mail/s also told Guha not to compare Modi with Indira Gandhi and Amit Shah with Sanjay Gandhi, while calling the BJP leaders “Divine chosen ones”.

“Before writing such blogs, comparing Mr Modi and Indira Gandhi, or Amit Shah and Sanjay Gandhi... You should understand the differences between them. Who are you to think, and write that way. You need to first understand the meaning of Divine chosen, and blessed by divine,” the mail read.

It also warned Guha “not to compare or insult” and “maintain the dignity of blessed persons.”

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