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Concentrate on tackling terror: Gadkari tells PC

Last updated on: September 7, 2011 15:56 IST

'Terror strike in heart of seat of power a serious matter'


Expressing dismay over the blast in the heart of the "seat of power", Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Friday hit out at Home Minister P Chidambaram, asking him to stop attacking political opponents and instead concentrate on fighting terrorism. 

"That terrorists could strike in the very heart of the heat of power of the central government with impunity is a serious matter and has exposed the tall claims of the Delhi police and the intelligence agencies about the safety of the national capital," Gadkari said in a statement.

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Image: BJP President Nitin Gadkari


'Probe failure of intelligence agencies'

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The BJP President demanded a high-level probe into the incident to bring the culprits to book and look into the "failure of the intelligence agencies".

At least nine people were killed and several injured in a blast at the reception area of the Delhi high court.

Gadkari asked Chidambaram to stop training his guns against political opponents and concentrate his energies in tackling the menace of terrorism.

The BJP chief, who also visited the injured at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, pointed out "the incident has happened when Parliament session is still on.

Image: Home Minister P Chidambaram

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'Govt needs to change its policy towards terrorists'

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"The government needs to change its policy towards terrorists and should chalk out ways to deal with terrorism as terrorists are active in the country," he said.

Expressing "profound shock and dismay" over the blast, he sent his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the victims.

He appealed to the people of Delhi not to panic and help authorities maintain peace and harmony.

Image: Security beefed up outside Delhi HC after blast
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