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Joshi attacks Digvijay for his tweet on Modi

Coming out in support of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday  dismissed Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s suggestion that there may be a connection between Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s call to party workers to teach his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar a lesson and a serial blasts taking place in Bodhgaya a the next day.

‘Digvijay Singh has the habit of seeing things where they are not the Bodhgaya blasts should be taken seriously. This poses a danger to the cultural and religious ethos of India as it is a serious attack on the country where a place of peace and non-violence has been targeted,’ said  BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who added that the attack on a Buddhist temple of such significance raises apprehensions of other such places of worship being attacked by terrorists.

'Sarnath is in my constituency. There are universities in Nalanda and Sanchi (which may be possible targets in future),’ said Joshi. The BJP leader hinted that the threat is more aggravated as this is an election year.
‘The serial blasts in Bodhgay  have given a new angle to the threat perception across the country, Modi had come to discuss this with me. There is a threat also to the Hindu-Buddhist conclaves that are organised often,’ said Joshi .

Digvijay Singh had tweeted ‘Amit Shah promises a Grand Temple at Ayodhya. Modi addresses Bihar BJP workers and asks them to teach Nitish a lesson. Next day Bomb Blasts at Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. Is there a connect? I don’t know.’ Singh maintained that NIA should be allowed to complete the probe into the blasts before drawing conclusions.

BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar maintained that Singh’s comments should not be taken seriously as they have no meaning or significance. ‘He talks as if he has lost his balance,’ said Kumar.
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