BJP not to celebrate Diwali, to pray for blast victims & families

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Patna, Nov 3: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh on Sunday said that the party will skip Diwali celebrations in the state this year because of the October 27 serial blasts that killed six persons besides injuring several others.

Singh said the party will pray for the victims and their families instead. BJP's prime minisrerial candidate Narendra Modi visited the families of some of the victims while spoke to the kin of the others during a day-long tour of Bihar on Saturday. He spent times with the bereaved family members and stood by them. The party also handed over cheques to the families of the victims.

The Congress and JD(U) have spared no opportunity to attack Modi's visit

The Congress and the JD(U), which ended its relation with the BJP in June, however continued with their criticism of Modi's visit. While the Congress asked why Modi didn't visit the families of its MP who was killed in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots and also those of the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots a couple of months ago, the JD(U) took a dig at Modi asking why he didn't visit the blast victims just after they happened.

The BJP hit back at the critics, saying there is nothing wrong in visiting the families of the blast victims.

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