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Gadkari demands Mah Dy CM's resignation, CBI inquiry in stamp scam

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Sep 11 (UNI) Maharashtra BJP President Nitin Gadkari today demanded resignation of Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, holding him responsible for the security failure that led to Malegaon blasts.

He also demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should conduct a fresh probe in the multi-crore stamp paper scam.

Also, the investigation into the Mumbai and Malegaon blasts be given to the investigating agency and a retired judge should conduct a probe in the Malegaon blasts, he told reporters here.

The state was alerted by Nihnal Ahmed, a local politician from Malegaon, about the possibility of such incident,'' Mr Gadkari claimed.

Speaking about the video CDs which were aired on several news channels in which the fake stamp paper accused Abdul Karim Telgi was seen taking the names of Union Agrciulture Minister Sharad Pawar and state PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal during the narcoanalysis test, he said the CBI should inquire in this incident again as they were the beneficiaries in the stamp scam.

He reiterated that the Congress-NCP legislators' trips to Bangalore were financed by Telgi several years ago, when their government was facing crisis.

Mr Gadkari also criticised Samajwadi Party MP Abu Asim Azmi for making an allegation that political outfits such as Bajarang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad were involved in the blasts.

''This is a highly irresponsible statement and RSS, VHP and Bajarang Dal were never involved in any of the blasts and in fact, these blasts could have been the handiwork ISI-linked Lashkar-e-toiba and other organisations to create a communal divide between the majority and minority communities,'' he said.

Mr Gadkari alleged that the Democratic Front government was not taking any action against Mr Azmi, who had made similar provocative statements recently in Bhiwandi also.


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