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Heavy rains cool political tempers in Ahmedabad

A Rediff Correspondent | July 28, 2008 08:54 IST

Heavy rains on Monday morning soothed the frayed nerves of Ahmedabad, where serial blasts killed over 50 people on July 26.

Two days after the blasts, the death toll continues to rise. Residents of Ahmedabad have also been apprehensive about communal tension erupting in the wake of the serial blasts.

But the heavy rain has thrown normal life out of gear.

Luck is once again favouring Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images]. The Modi government was facing a difficult time due to inadequate rainfall in the state. But today's rains will help the economy in general and Modi's regime in particular.

The chief minister has been receiving flak from the media for the slack security arrangements in Ahmedabad, in spite of the 'red alert' declared after the Bengaluru serial blasts.

Modi's claims of providing adequate security have failed, making him politically vulnerable.






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