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Blasts in B'lore, Ahmedabad a conspiracy: BJP

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2008 20:28 IST

BJP on Monday made a surprise allegation that the weekend blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad were a conspiracy to divert attention from the 'cash-for-votes' scandal.

The party also claimed that the blasts in two states ruled by it also made it believe that there was something more than meets the eye.

"The blasts are a conspiracy to divert attention from the cash-for-votes scandal," party leader Sushma Swaraj said in a press conference in New Delhi claiming that the incidents took place just a few days after the government won the trust vote.

"These are not off-the-cuff remarks. I mean what I say," she added.

When asked if she was pointing towards the Centre and alleging that the Congress-led UPA government had a role in the blasts, she said, "I have said what I wanted, it is for you all to interpret the rest."

The senior BJP leader also alleged that the blasts were an "attempt to win-over the Muslim votes which got divided after the pro-American deal pursued by the government."

Swaraj claimed that the blasts and its locations had enough "circumstantial evidence" to support her charge.

"Attacks in two BJP-ruled states in a span of two days and within four days of the UPA government winning the confidence vote has some meaning and what I am saying is proved by enough circumstantial evidence," she said.

She said absence of an anti-terror law like that of the POTA was the prime reason for the increased terrorist activity in the country.