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'Blasts highlight issue of illegal immigrants'

delhi Updated: Oct 30, 2008 16:18 IST

Condemning the serial bomb blasts in Assam on Thursday, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said the terror attack highlighted the need to take action against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

“It (terror attack) again highlights the issue of Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in the country,” Advani told reporters.

criticising the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, he said the incident proved “the government's soft stand on terror”.

The BJP has been criticising the government, saying it was not taking effective steps to stop illegal immigrants from Bangladesh “involved in operating (terrorist) sleeper cells in various parts of India”.

At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a string of explosions in Assam, including four in the heart of the state's main city of Guwahati.