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Nawab Malik's hydrogen bomb was not even a cracker: BJP's Ashish Shelar

   BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Wednesday, November 10, mocked NCP's Nawab Malik, saying the claimed "expose" had backfired on the Maharashtra minister.
"Those who spoke of dropping a hydrogen bomb couldn't even burst a small cracker. On the contrary, they burnt their own hands. Forget a hydrogen bomb their condition now is such that they will need oxygen," Shelar said.
"By taking names like Riyaz Bhati (an aide of don Dawood Ibrahim) and Haidar (a trafficker), he tried to create a big picture. This is like the story of Birbal's biryani, which was being cooked far away from fire. Despite using the machine of three parties, they couldn't put even one spot on BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis," he said.
Earlier, following up on his promise that he would drop a "hydrogen bomb" exposing Devendra Fadnavis's alleged underworld ties, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday morning had said that the former chief minister had links with Riyaz Bhati.
Nawab Malik's charges came a day after Devendra Fadnavis alleged that a company of the NCP leader and his family members purchased land in suburban Kurla at a very cheap rate through fictitious documents from two convicts of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case."Yes, it is true that Haji Arafat, Munna Yadav, Haidar were made chairpersons of the [Construction Workers'] Board. But there were no criminal cases against them. There was only one case against Yadav," Shelar said.
"In the last two years, there has not been even one case against the three. Even if there are cases, they pertain to protests," he added.
Malik had said Imran Alam Shaikh, brother of Haji Arafat was a Congress secretary then and now he is with NCP. Nawab Malik had also accused Devendra Fadnavis of criminalising politics.



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