New Delhi/Patna, July 10: A day after BJP president Rajnath Singh and senior party leaders Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad visited the Mahabodi temple at Bodh Gaya where a series of bomb blasts took place on Sunday, it is time for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to complete the turn. The duo will visit the Mahabodhi temple on Wednesday.
Police sources said Shinde will take note of the first-hand information about the multiple explosions in which two monks were injured. He will be assisted by top officials from his ministry and also meet those engaged in the investigation of the case.
The explosions led to a massive political fighting with parties taking sides as per the benefits they perceive for future scenarios. While the BJP slammed the JD(U) government in the state for allegedly overlooking intelligence warnings over the blasts, the Congress was more tilted towards shielding Nitish Kumar and counterattacked the BJP.
Kumar, on the other hand, alleged that there was a collusion between his adversaries, the BJP and RJD, to belittle his administration.
Ten synchronised blasts took place in different parts of the holy shrine early on Sunday morning. Three more bombs were found later, which did not explode, including one planted high on a Buddha statue.
The probe into the blast has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency and it has detained three men and a woman in connection to the blasts.