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BJP attacks Maharashtra government over Pune blast

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2010 22:58 IST

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Opposition BJP today attacked the Maharashtra government over the Pune blast, alleging it was engaged in protecting the makers of the film "My Name is Khan" leaving the terrorists scot free to attack.

"The whole Congress led government and police in Maharashtra were engaged in protecting the interests of the actor, director, producer and distributor of 'My Name is Khan' on the orders of Rahul Gandhi," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

He said "this left the terrorists scot free to attack innocent people in Pune."

Congress, however, condemned the statement of the BJP saying it was unfortunate that political parties were trying to take mileage from an unfortunate incident.

"The incident is very unfortunate. Nobody should play politics with with the security system of the country," party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said.

He said no political party should make a statement which jeopardises the country's fight against terror.

"This is a time for all of us to stay united. Unfortunately some political parties are trying to take a mileage out of it. This is pathetic," Ahmed said.