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Bodhgaya blasts: BJP slams UPA for failing to tackle terror

Bodhgaya blasts: BJP slams UPA for failing to tackle terror

Bodhgaya: Suspecting the role of home grown sleeper modules of terror groups in Mahabodhi temple blasts, BJP Tuesday lashed out at the UPA government for "totally failing" in tackling terror and accused it of linking the nation's security with "vote bank politics".

BJP President Rajnath Singh, who visited Bodhgaya along with senior leaders Arun Jaitley and Ravishankar Prasad, demanded a thorough probe into the incident and urged the Centre to show "firm will" to fight the menace of terror.

Both Singh and Jaitley also alluded to the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, which has led to some sort of a CBI-versus IB face off and triggered speculation that probe findings in the "fake encounter" case could reach to Narendra Modi's door.

"UPA government has linked the security of the nation to the politics of vote bank. A lack of concern by UPA government is being seen over the need for security measures. They are showing (people belonging to) organizations like LeT as martyrs and exposing the security apparatus of the country," Jaitley said.

Maintaining that there should be full coordination between the intelligence and the investigating agencies in the country, the BJP President rued "today the IB and CBI are at loggerheads."

"This happened because the Congress-led central government has been misusing the central agencies. There should be maximum possible coordination between agencies like the CBI and IB to fight terrorism," he said.

He said the Congress-led UPA government should take action to free the country from terrorism. UPA government has totally failed in this job, he charged.

"We cannot deny that this kind of incident would have been carried out by the sleeper modules, which are in India, at the behest of the international terror groups. The matter should be thoroughly probed," Singh said.

Though Singh and Jaitley refrained from attacking Bihar government over the issue, they demanded that facts including whether specific intelligence inputs were given to the state or not should be brought in public domain.

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