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Threat to assassinate Modi hollow, says Rajnath

Jammu, June 8: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was the top priority of the government and a reported Maoist plan to assassinate him was a hollow threat. “Security of the Prime Minister is the top priority. Maoists are fighting a lost battle. Maoist insurgency has considerably come down,” the Home Minister said. “At present, the Maoist insurgency affects just 10 districts and it will end soon as has been done in the Northeast where insurgent violence has been contained and brought down by 85 per cent.” (IANS)

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