Mumbai, Feb 18: Shiv Sena has held Pakistan responsible for the Pune blast in the Sena mouth piece 'Saamna' on Thursday, Feb 18, in which the party named a Pakistani organisation called Al Alami as the one responsible for the blast.
"Whoever is responsible, it is clear that they have Pakistan's backing. Terror organisations are a part of the Pakistani military set-up, they are trained in Pakistani army camps with the aim to annihilate Hindus in India and form a Muslim government here," the editorial said.
Alarmed at the threat issued by HuJI, warning India of more terror attacks, the editorial said that it would led to bloodshed in the country.
"But who will stop HuJI? The Pune blast has proved that nobody can stop them," it noted.
The editorial did not fail to attack Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, for his failure to avert the attack despite being warned of a possible terror strike by intelligence agencies and even US agencies.
"We were aware that Headley had visited the vicinity of the German Bakery but could do nothing to prevent the blast - making HuJI even more arrogant. Instead, Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan is only interested in providing security for IPL 3 which is the playground for a few rich people to make money."
Carrying on with its attack against Chavan, Sena chided the chief minister for his undue attention to IPL, instead of being concerned with the needs of the common man of the state.
"He has even exempted it (the IPL 3 cricket tournament) from entertainment tax, as if these rich people were social workers. The Rs10-15 crore could have been used to provide food for poor, water, homes, electricity or prevent farmland suicides. But neither the chief minister nor his godmother in New Delhi (implying Sonia Gandhi) are bothered about these issues," it said.
The editorial said that taking advantage of the security diversion, the terrorists came under the very nose of the government, carried out the Pune terror blast and managed to escape to safety.
"There are sympathisers of Pakistan in every nook and corner of the state, they are also influencing Bollywood, big business and politics. These are the people strengthening Pakistan. If terrorism has to be wiped out, the country must be cleaned of these 'Pakistanis' first," the editorial concluded.