Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari receives death threat on SMS

Published: Jun 23, 2019, 13:56 IST | mid-day online desk

According to the SMS, the person said he was sorry he had decided to eliminate Manoj Tiwari 'under extreme compulsion'

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari receives death threat on SMS
Manoj Tiwari. Pic/AFP

New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that he had received a death threat on SMS on his mobile phone with the sender saying he was under 'extreme compulsion' to eliminate him. The SMS was received on Sunday. Tiwari said, "I have got the death threat on my phone and I have informed the police about it."

According to the SMS, the person said he was sorry he had decided to eliminate Tiwari "under extreme compulsion". Delhi BJP leader Neelkant Bakshi said they will lodge a formal complaint with the police.

Tiwari is a BJP MP from Northeast Delhi. According to Bakshi, Tiwari got the message on Friday which he saw on Saturday evening and immediately informed the police.

Earlier in the day, Tiwari paid tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his Martyrdom Day. In 2019 General elections, Manoj Tiwari triumphed over former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (Congress) in North East Delhi by 366,102 votes.

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