Bodh Gaya blasts: Blame game intensifies between political parties

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Monday called for better coordination between the Centre and states in the wake of terror strike in the temple town of Bodh Gaya.

Brinda Karat said that a blame game starts among the ruling and opposition parties whenever such incidents occur.

"When such incidents occur, we have seen this kind of blame game which goes on which is extremely unfortunate. The mechanisms that the Central Government has obviously are extremely weak. Therefore, it is necessary to have a better coordination between the centre and the states," she said.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy hit out at Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh over his tweet that the blasts took place just a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP workers and asked them to teach his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar a lesson.

"A man who called Osama Bin Laden, the most dreaded terrorist across the world, he calls him Osamaji, he goes down to defend the Batla House encounter. Such people when they talk about terror, it's laughable and the BJP completely considers the statement of Digvijay Singh as bizarre," he told the media in Patna.

Launching a frontal attack on Modi, Digvijay Singh earlier in the day tweeted: "Flip side of this. Amit Shah promises a Grand Temple at Ayodhya. Modi addresses Bihar BJP workers and asks them to teach Nitish a lesson."

"Next day Bomb Blasts at Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. Is there a connect? I don't know. ALLOW NIA TO COMPLETE INVESTIGATION PLEASE!" he added in his tweet.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has begun probing the serial blasts, which rocked the temple town of Bodh Gaya yesterday. Two monks were injured in the nine low intensity blasts.A five-member NIA team comprising a DIG and two SPs reached Bodh Gaya yesterday from New Delhi to start the probe.

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami termed the blasts as terror attack.Security agencies suspect that Indian Mujahideen may be behind yesterday's multiple blasts.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blasts.

The Home Ministry has directed all states to ensure foolproof security at Buddhist shrines and Tibetan settlements. (ANI)


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