Narendra Modi, in his rally at Akola in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly Elections, took an aim at the opposition parties after Praful Patel’s alleged links to Dawood-aide Iqbal Mirchi became public. The Prime Minister declared that we could soon discover as to exactly why and how the perpetrators of the 1993 Mumbai blasts escaped punishment all this while.
PM Modi said, “Do you remember the blasts that took place in Maharashtra and especially in Mumbai in trains, in buses, and in buildings? The perpetrators of the massacre fled and took shelter in enemy territory.” “People have been asking how this happened. A new chapter will reveal who helped these perpetrators to flee and what their relations with the perpetrators were, business, commercial or otherwise,” he added.
The Enforcement Directorate has launched a massive crackdown on properties linked with Dawood Ibrahim and his associates. As per sources in the Mumbai Police several politicians, through numerous firms and private companies, are found to have links with those properties.
As per sources, the ED has zeroed in the properties of a key Dawood associate named Iqbal Memon alias ‘Mirchi’. While tracking Mirchi’s business ventures and properties in India and the UK, the ED has discovered links with a firm that is linked to former UPA-era civil aviation minister Praful Patel and his wife Varsha Patel.
OpIndia had accessed documents that validate NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel’s financial dealings with Dawood Ibrahim and his associates. The documents accessed by us reveal signatures of Praful Patel on documents that linked him to Igbal Memon, a key aide of Dawood Ibrahim.
Sharad Pawar, one of India’s senior-most politicians who was the chief minister of Maharashtra during the 1993 bomb blasts of Mumbai, had done the unthinkable, apparently to promote secularism and protect harmony between Hindus and Muslims. He had invented a bomb blast.
Sharad Pawar had rushed to the Doordarshan studio soon after the attacks and had announced that there were 13 blasts in total. He had invented an additional blast at a Masjid out of thin air. Testifying before the Srikrishna Commission, Pawar had even tried to pin the bomb blasts on LTTE. This lie also, he claimed, was told to avoid Hindu-Muslim clashes.
Maharashtra, along with Haryana, will go to polls on 21st October and the results will be declared on 24th October.