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Blasts linked to Gujarat riots: Bhujbal

August 26, 2003 13:47 IST

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has said Monday's twin blasts in Mumbai were linked to last year's communal riots in Gujarat.

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In an interview to NDTV India news channel, he said Pakistan-based terrorist groups teamed up with local terror modules to carry out the blasts.

"The Al Hadees group is connected to Lashkar-e-Tayiba. When LeT was banned in Pakistan, it was under this name these people started acting," Bhujbal said.

To a question why such blasts were occurring routinely in Mumbai, he said it all started sometime after the Gujarat incidents and most of the blasts in Mumbai have taken place in Gujarati dominated areas.

About a demand by opposotion parties for his resignation, Bhujbal said: "I am not a coward to run away from the battlefield. I'll fight. I am a man who fights against crisis."


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Number of User Comments: 24




Sub: gujarath link

Dear Mr. Bhujbal, why not the submission of ASI report? Any angle to absolve from the responsibility would do. What about Ghatkopar and solapur? Whom ...


Posted by kamal





Sub: Mr. Bhujbaj is talking no sense

Mr. Bhujbal is trying to justify the act of terrorists by linking it with Gujarat riots. If gujarat riots are reasons for these blasts, than ...


Posted by Jaimin





Sub: Codemn

I sincerely and honestly condemn the blasts in Mumbai. I am fed up with this country. Piyu


Posted by Piyush Deodhar





Sub: MUMBAI BLAST-''POLITICIAN SPEAK''!!!

DEAR SIR, I also heard Mr.BUJBUL "SPEAK" to Mr.RAJDEEP SARDESAI of NDTV during the 2.00p.m. news.Frankly.I got the distinct impression that Mr.Bhujbul was "waffling" as ...


Posted by H.BALAKRISHNAN





Sub: mumbai balsts and gujraat

It is sad to note that the secular govt in maharashtra is tyring to cover up the matter by blaming it to be a gujrat ...


Posted by suukumar98




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