Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (October 18) accused the Congress of not giving justice to the victims of 1993 terror blasts. The Prime Minister also slammed NCP leader Praful Patel after he was summoned by the ED in connection with a land deal case linked to Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi. Modi said that the opposition leaders were busy with "Mirchi business", instead of nabbing the culprits.

Addressing an election rally in Maharashtra, Modi said those who were behind the killings had fled the country. "We can't forget the wounds of the Mumbai bomb blasts. The then government didn't do justice with the victims' families and now the reasons are coming out.”

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Modi then said that the Congress instead of catching the culprits, were busy with Mirchi business. Sometimes they would do the business of 'mirchi' (chilli) and sometimes do business with Mirchi (Iqbal Mirchi)," he said.
 Patel has been issued summons by the Enforcement Directorate office in a land deal case linked to Mirchi.
 Modi said when evidence with probe agencies pointed to masterminds across the border, Congress leaders "claimed it was the handiwork of those in India".
 Accusing previous Congress and NCP governments of working for the political interest of their leaders, Modi said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has provided a stable and transparent government in the state.
 He said there was no stain of corruption on the BJP-led governments in the state and at the Centre. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray also addressed the rally. Maharashtra’s 288-member Assembly constituency is scheduled to go to polls on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24. The tenure of the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Assembly will end on November 9.

With ANI inputs