Pics: Rajnath Singh & Jaitley visit Bodh Gaya blast site

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Bodh Gaya, July 9: Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh and senior party leader Arun Jaitley visited the Mahabodhi temple on Tuesday, two days after the nine serial blasts shook Bodh Gaya.

Rajnath Singh blamed the UPA government for failing to tackle terror attacks in the country. He said that the "ruling party at the Centre needs to exhibit greater will to fight terrorism".

"The UPA Government has proven to be a failure on this. We demand that the government comes up with a comprehensive plan so as to face any challenge, be it any kind of attacks. We urge the Central Government to take immediate steps to secure this temple site," he told the media.

Singh also alleged that the Congress Party has pitted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Intelligence Bureau (IB).

"Security agencies should not be misused for politics. They need to coordinate with each other to fight challenges like terrorism," said Singh.

While taking a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Singh also added, "If there was an intelligence input, then the security at main Buddhist centers should have been stepped up."

Jaitley on his part lashed out at the Centre saying, "UPA has bartered security issues with vote bank politics."

The visit comes amidst the BJP leaders on Monday trained guns on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failure to prevent the terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple.

BJP President Rajnath Singh with senior leaders Arun Jaitley

BJP President Rajnath Singh with senior leaders Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad visit the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya on Tuesday, two days after the serial explosions.

BJP President Rajnath Singh interact with the chief priest

BJP President Rajnath Singh interact with the chief priest during his visit to the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya on Tuesday, two days after the series of blast.

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with senior party leaders

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with senior party leaders Arun Jaitely and Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing the media on Bodhgaya serial blast issue at Bodhgaya on Tuesday.

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with party leaders

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with party leaders Arun Jaitley and Ravishankar Prasad addressing the media after visiting the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on Tuesday, two days after serial explosions rocked the temple.

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with senior leader Arun Jaitley

BJP President Rajnath Singh along with senior leader Arun Jaitley offering prayers at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on Tuesday, two days after a series of explosions rocked the temple.

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