Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday squarely blamed Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's immature politics as "responsible for the Pune terror attack".
"It is because of the sins of the CM that nine innocent persons have lost their lives in the attack," Uddhav said in a brief statement from Badlapur in Thane.
Uddhav alleged that in order to protect (Shah Rukh) Khan, a massive security force had been withdrawn from sensitive locations and deployed on the roads last week.
"Instead, if that security had been appropriately deployed at the requisite places, then the terror attack could have been prevented," Uddhav said.
A bomb ripped through the German Bakery in Pune's posh Koregaon Park area on Saturday evening, killing nine and injuring 57, including several foreign nationals.