Mallya, who is also an MP from Karnataka, did not address the people in the city during its miseries. The business tycoon never fails to send his messages through micro-blogging site Twitter. The industrialist frequently connects with the people while tweeting about IPL matches, wishing people on several festivals and many other occasions.
Surprisingly, Mallya did not turn up to Twitter or did not send any official statement for Bangaloreans when a bomb blast took place just a few metres away from BJP headquarters at Malleswaram.
Total thirteen people including eight police officials received severe injuries. However, no casualties have been reported yet.
The last tweet from Mr Mallya surfaced celebriting RCB's victory over Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday. The tweet says, "Relieved. Pulse rate/ BP slowly returning to normal.RCB players seem to create last over tension.Anyway great to win super over against DD."<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Chris Gayle and Vijay Mallya are Unaware of <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BangaloreBlast">#BangaloreBlast</a> !</p>— 0mar abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) <a href="https://twitter.com/abdullah_0mar/status/324515128064237568">April 17, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Initial reports said the explosion might have been caused by a cylinder explosion in a car. Witnesses said the sound of the explosion could be heard from a distance of three kilometres.
A number of vehicles and nearby houses bore the brunt of the blast. Authorities sensed foul play in the blast near the BJP office for Wednesday is the last day of filing nomination papers for the May 5 assembly polls.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed the Bangalore blast was a terror strike. It however, said it was still not known which terror outfit had carried out the attack. However, media reports claimed that terror outfit Indian Mujahideen might be involved in hatching the terror attack in the Garden City.