'Lack of tough anti-terror law, weak intelligence cause of blasts'
Reacting to the serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, the BJP leader says it looks like our anti-terror legal framework is not upto the mark and it get exposed.delhi Updated: Jul 26, 2008 21:17 IST
BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday blamed the lack of tough anti-terror laws and weak intelligence machinery for the spate of serial blasts but would not come to a conclusion that BJP-ruled states are being targeted.
"It looks like our anti-terror legal framework is not upto the mark and it get exposed," he said reacting to the serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad close on the heels of similar blasts in Bangalore on Friday.
Asked whether BJP-ruled states were targeted in the recent series of blasts, Advani said, "I cannot make a conclusion on that. It is a matter of probe by intelligence agencies".
He said the explosions were part of the "sinister design" of terrorist organisations to create panic and divide society.
Advani, who is the Lok Sabha member from Gandhinagar, asked the Central government to take immediate steps to deal with the situation arising from the consecutive terror incidents in two major cities.
He said after abolition of POTA, Gujarat has adopted a Maharashtra-type anti-terror law which is awaiting Presidential assent for four years.
Advani demanded that both Gujarat and Rajasthan should be allowed to go for it.