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Sushma Swaraj stands by her blasts theory

July 30, 2008 22:48 IST

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Unfazed by criticism for her remarks on the Bangalore and Ahmedabad [Images] bomb blasts, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj  on Wednesday stuck to her comments that the explosions were a conspiracy to divert attention from the cash-for-votes scandal.

"I smell a conspiracy in it. I have already told you about the two objectives of that conspiracy," Swaraj told media-persons in Delhi [Images] when asked whether she had anything more to say on her comments made two days ago.

Swaraj, on Monday, had alleged that the blasts were a conspiracy to divert attention from the cash-for-votes scandal as the incidents took place just a few days after the government won the trust vote.

Another reason behind the blasts, she had cited, was an attempt to win-over the Muslim votes which got divided after the pro-American deal pursued by the government.

"What two things I said, I can repeat those two things again. I stand by that statement and my remarks," Swaraj said.

Swaraj however said that she had not referred to the central government or any party when she made the allegations.

The BJP leader also contended that she had not made the statement on behalf of the National Democratic Alliance but were her personal remarks.

She had earned criticism for the remarks and even NDA allies distanced themselves, saying these could be her personal or at the most BJP's views.

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