Narendra Modi was the target of Patna blasts, claims BJP

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not visiting the Patna blasts victims.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013, 14:59 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said that bombs were planted at the Gandhi Maidan to target party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and not just the crowd.

"Not the crowd, Narendra Modi was the target of the blasts in Patna," Sushil Modi said.

The Bihar BJP leader also hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not visiting the victims of the Patna bomb blasts.
Coming down hard at the Janata Dal (United) chief, the Bihar BJP leader accused him of being insensitive and said that Nitish didn’t even pay tributes to the victims in his Tuesday’s speech.

A day after Nitish targeted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, at his concluding speech at a two-day JD(U) convention at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Sushil said that Nitish is a dictator and cannot tolerate dissent.

Describing Modi as "the man who came here two days ago", Nitish Kumar had said his dream of becoming the prime minister will remain just that -- a dream.

"Modi is not talking democratic language. He is using fascist language when he asked his supporters thrice in a row to `punish me` and `eliminate me and my party` in the next general election," Nitish said.

Six people were killed and 83 injured in seven bomb blasts in Patna. The first of the blasts ripped through a toilet at around 10 am at the railway station in the heart of the city, killing one person and wounding another.

After an hour, by which time Modi had reached Patna but not the rally ground, four explosions took place inside the Gandhi Maidan, and two around it, which caused a lot of panic.

The Patna railway station is located two-three km from the Gandhi Maidan.