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'Bangalore blasts due to Govt's soft approach'

IANS  New Delhi, July 25, 2008
First Published: 18:40 IST(25/7/2008) | Last Updated: 18:44 IST(25/7/2008)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday condemned the serial bomb blasts in the IT capital of Bangalore and blamed the central government's "soft approach" towards terrorism for the incident.

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Party president Rajnath Singh and BJP parliamentary party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra, in separate statements, condemned the blasts that have left one person dead and six injured.

"This is a condemnable act and if the government keeps compromising national security for vote bank politics, the terrorists will be emboldened," Malhotra said.

Rajnath Singh sent out instructions to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to take strong measures to identify the culprits and extend all help and assistance to the injured and the families of victims.

Malhotra also said the government had accepted the support of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, a party that had sought withdrawal of the army from the state.

"The PDP sought to pull out the army from the state and the results are before everyone. There have been terror attacks. The PDP went to the extent of seeking dual currency of Pakistan and India in the state. When politics reaches such an abysmal level, these things are bound to happen," he said.


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