New Delhi: Condemning the Varanasi bomb
blast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it was an
attempt to "weaken" India`s resolve to fight the "evil forces
of terrorism" in which they would not succeed.
Singh appealed to people to maintain calm and peace
following the low-intensity blast occurred near a temple in
Uttar Pradesh`s temple town this evening.
"It is the most unfortunate incident. It was an attempt
to weaken our resolve to fight the evil forces of terrorism
and the terrorists will not succeed," he said soon after the
"My heart goes out to those suffering families and we
will provide succour to them," the Prime Minister said.
Earlier, he asked the Home Ministry for a detailed
report on the incident. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also condemned the