New Delhi, Jul 30 (UNI) The BJP today formally distanced itself from the views expressed by its senior leader Sushma Swaraj that the bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmeadabad reeked of a conspiracy against the BJP ruled states and said the views expressed were her personal and not those of the party.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani had articulated the party's views during his visit to Gujarat that the blasts were an attack on India. He said Ms Swaraj was a senior party leader and she herself had stated that they were her 'personal views'.
He said the attacks on the country had increased because of the ''soft attitude'' of the government towards terror and its perpetrators and the repeal of POTA.
There were umpteen number of terror attacks in various urban pockets of the country right from Mumbai train blasts, Varanasi, Faizabad, Malegoan, Jaipur, Ludhiana and many other places and in all these cases, the terror perpetrators were neither arrested nor killed he said.
As far as Ms Swaraj was concerned, Mr Javadekar said she was a respected senior party leader and may have her own reasons to arrive at the conclusion that the blasts were organised to divert attention from from the 'cash-for-votes' scandal that rocked the Lok Sabha on July 22.
He also asked Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal to apologise to the country for saying that the blasts were a reaction to 2002 Gujarat riots terming the statement as senseless.
Mr Javadekar and asserted that the minister who is handling sensitive security matters should reveal to the country the information he has, to justify his claim.
Eversince Ms Swaraj said there was a conspiracy against the BJP ruled states by organising serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmeadabad in less than 24 hours, there have been virtually none to back her theory in the party.
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