Cutting across Party lines, Political and Non Political organizations have condemned the Serial Bomb attacks on Serial Bomb Blasts in Patna, though the tone of each party is different.
“The prime minister condemns the blasts which occurred at several places in Patna. He appeals to the people to maintain peace and calm,” the Prime Minister Office’s said on Twitter.
Minister of State ( Home) RPN Singh said “There were five blasts in Gandhi Maidan and 20 people were injured there. We have assured the government in Bihar that we will provide all assistance in investigating the matter,”.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says, “I strongly condemn the serial blasts in Patna. A total of 83 people went to the Patna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. Out of them 38 were admitted. Even police personnel were injured. Blasts took place at several places apart from Gandhi Maidan”.
“There were no intelligence inputs either from the Centre or from the state. Whatever was possible to do for this kind of a programme, the administration had done. Security was tightened keeping in mind the BJP rally. Senior police officials had personally monitored the security arrangements at Gandhi Maidan”, said Kumar.
“On Friday, as suspicious suitcase was found in Gandhi Maidan and I had asked the police to step up the security”, he said at a Press Conference
BJP Leader Sushil Kumar Modi said on Twitter, When I saw 3 blast in gandhi Maidan,I ranged DGP Bihar.he said that truck tyre has burst.
Talking to the Media Persons he earlier said,“This is criminal negligence and it seems deliberate. The CM (Nitish Kumar) wanted to ignore Modi and so he had a callous attitude towards the rally. No jammer or SUV or proper security was provided at the event”.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said on Twitter,” Blasts in Patna are deeply saddening & unfortunate. Condolences with families of deceased & prayers with injured. I appeal for peace & calm,” Modi wrote in his post”.
BJP Leader Sushma Swaraj said, “I strongly condemn serial bomb blasts on the occasion of BJP rally in Patna. This is gross intelligence failure.”
Congress Leader Shakeel Ahmad said, “Blasts during Modi Ji’s 1st visit as PM hopeful to Bihar should be condemned by one&all.State govt and NIA should unearth the conspiracy”.
Party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said, “What a coincidence blast at Patna Railway on the day of Modi’s Rally ! Challenge to Nitish Govt to find the culprit !”.
Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Ramkripal Yadav: “There is a complete failure of law and order in Bihar. The state government is responsible for this lax in security. The common people are living in fear in the state. I demand that all officers who failed in their duties should be punished and there should not be a repeat of this kind of incidents,” Yadav told IBN7.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has demanded “stringent action” against those who carried out a string of bomb attacks in Patna killing six people.
Expressing grief over the deaths, Jamaat secretary general Nusrat Ali warned that communal forces might now create an environment of “fear and terror” in Bihar for electoral gains.