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Se taunts BJP's Dilip Gandhi over tobacco remark

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, April 7: The Shiv Se on Tuesday taunted Bharatiya Jata Party MP from Ahmedgar Dilip M. Gandhi for delinking cancer and tobacco and said he deserved a Nobel Prize for his remark. The reference was to the ex-union minister’s statement last week that “it would be wrong to conclude that tobacco causes cancer”. The remark shocked the medical fraternity in India and around the world. The Se said Gandhi went a step further by contending there is no evidence to prove tobacco causes cancer, but it is actually beneficial as it helps in digestion, sending medicos worldwide into a tizzy. “Don’t ask how or when he conducted the research, or its medical basis, but he has rendered a huge favour to the tobacco and ‘gutka’ lobbies, While posing a major setback to the anti-tobacco activists,” the Se said in an edit in the party mouthpiece ‘Saama’ on Tuesday. (IANS)

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