"Even US had to go through 9/11 attacks. In a country of 1.2 billion, we have made progress. We have improved our intelligence network. But nobody can say that there won't be any attacks. We are comparatively better than Pakistan, where attacks happen every day, every week. In our country we have tackled these attacks very well," came the foolish comment from the headline grabber.
"It is very important to stay calm and fight fundamentalist and communal forces because these are the people who are behind this (terror strikes)," he said.
Meanwhile Rahul Gandhi, AICC General said, " We will stop 99 per cent of the attacks. But one per cent of attacks might get through and that is what I am saying."
Calling his comments "insensitive", the young Gandhi was heavily criticised by opposition parties, keeping in mind the sensitivity of issue.
Deeply hurt the Shiv Sena cried that the comments were an insult to Mumbai. But this is what Raj Thackeray, nephew of Shiv Sena supremo, Bal Thackeray said after the attacks: "Maharashtra crime rate has increased in the last 10 years. Examine from where the people perpetrating the crimes come from. We have blamed police and intelligence enough in all these years, now it is time to check on the migrants."
"Not an intelligence failure," P Chidambaram, Home Minister had said in a press conference barely 24 hours after the attacks.
Taking the opportunity the BJP slammed PC for his comments "When any incident which occurs, when we have a large network of intelligence agencies and intelligence networks, it is a failure. So out rightly denying that it was not an intelligence failure, I think, is an act in which the home minister is trying to condone this terror attack," said Rajeev Pratap Rudy, spokesperson, Bjp.
The most startling comment came from our own Prime Minister who after the attacks said "Terrorists had the advantage of surprise."
Criticising the government, Senior BJP leader, LK Advani was quick to grab the opportunity and said that it was time to change the government.