Gaya blasts: Govt didn't act on intel reports, says Sushil Kumar Modi

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi condemned the terror attack on the world famous Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas in Bodh Gaya today and assailed both central and state governments for their failure to provide adequate security to the Buddhist shrine.

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Gaya blasts: Govt didn't act on intel reports, says Sushil Kumar Modi

Gaya: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi condemned the terror attack on the world famous Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas in Bodh Gaya today and assailed both central and state governments for their failure to provide adequate security to the Buddhist shrine.

"We condemn the terror attack on Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas in no uncertain terms and thank God that there were no casualties in the serial blasts," he told reporters after visiting the blast sites.

The former Bihar deputy chief minister claimed that no measures were taken to prevent the attack despite intelligence tip off and said the Centre and the state governments cannot escape the responsibility for the nine low-intensity serial blasts.

"We have information that the intelligence and NIA officials had tipped off the state government about the likelihood of a terror attack on the Buddhist shrines in Bodh Gaya and held a meeting with the state officials to review the security situation at the terror targets. Yet no concrete steps were taken by the state government to improve the security deployment at the Buddhist temple town which led to the serial blasts this morning," he claimed.

Gaya blasts Govt didnt act on intel reports says Sushil Kumar Modi

Security personnel inspecting the explosion site where worshipers offer lamps behind the Bodhi tree, in Bodhgaya PTI

Modi said there should be no politics on the terror attack and the state and central governments should immediately sit together and put in place elaborate security measures for the temple town.

Modi also lambasted JD(U) for 'glorifying' Ishrat Jahan, a LeT suspect who was shot dead in an alleged police encounter in Gujarat nine years ago.

"Contrary to the erstwhile ally's bid to glorify a terrorist, we maintain such persons have no religion, caste or roots... We condemn JD(U)'s efforts to give martyrdom to some terrorists," he said referring to the ruling party leaders frontal attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi vis-a-vis the killing of Ishrat Jahan and her associates.

Meanwhile, Bihar BJP called for a day-long Gaya bandh tomorrow to protest against the serial blasts in Bodh Gaya town. Modi urged the local people to make tomorrow's bandh successful.

PTI

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