Nawab Malik’s ‘Hydrogen Bomb’ Is BJP’s ‘Phuljadi’: What Did Fadnavis Say?

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Wednesday dropped the promised ‘hydrogen bomb’ at a press conference on Wednesday to further expose former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

BJP laughed it off as a phuljhadi.

Malik questioned the appointments done during Fadnavis’ tenure and alleged that people with “dubious Pakistan connections” were appointed at key posts. Malik also said that he, as Chief Minister, protected those behind a fake currency notes racket investigated by Sameer Wankhede – the NCB officer who has now been removed from the drugs-on-cruise case over Rs 8 crore payoff claims.

He also accused Fadnavis of “diverting my issue”, and said the former Chief Minister was trying to “defend one officer … a man who is framing innocent people in fake cases.”

“You made people with connections to the underworld as heads. Did you not make Munna Yadav head of the Construction Workers Board? You made Haidar Azam President of the Maulana Azad Finance Corporation,” Nawab Malik asked.

An hour later Fadnavis responded with a quote from author George Bernard Shaw that said: “I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”


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