Accusing the BJP of attempting to communalise politics in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday took a dig at the Gujarat Chief Minister, saying that the blasts took place a day after Modi addressed BJP workers and asked them to teach Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a lesson.
In a series of tweets, Singh said, "Amit Shah promises a Grand Temple at Ayodhya and Modi addresses Bihar BJP and asks to teach a lesson to Nitish Kumar and the very next day bomb blasts at Mahabodhi temple. Is there any connection? I don't know. Allow NIA to complete investigation please!"
The tweets were in response to the repeated comments by BJP leaders who asked why repeated intelligence inputs of an attack on the temple in Gaya were ignored.
Terror struck the world renowned religious site of Bodh Gaya, Bihar in the early hours on Sunday as a series of nine explosions in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple left two monks injured. "Two monks from Tibet and Myanmar were injured in the attack," an eyewitness said.
The 1500-year-old temple, which is a UNESCO World heritage site, and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the whole of southeast Asia.