Lucknow, May 23: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today claimed there was a "big conspiracy" behind yesterday`s serial blasts in Gorakhpur and alleged that the BJP and the Samajwadi party wanted to foment "communal tension" in the state.
"There appears to be a big conspiracy behind the Gorakhpur blasts....It will be thoroughly probed", Mayawati told reporters here.
Mayawati charged the SP and BJP with fomenting communal tension in the state as they were "frustrated" by their crushing defeat at the recent assembly polls.
"The SP and BJP are frustrated...They want to disturb communal amity," she said adding that the government would not allow any one to disrupt communal harmony.
She said the government had taken the incident "very seriously" and had rushed the state police chief, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, ADG (STF) and Principal Secretary(Home) there by a plane to monitor the investigation.
"Such incidents will not be allowed to recur and the guilty will be sternly dealt with", she said adding that a thorough probe will be conducted into the blasts to expose those behind them.
She said that the terrorist activities were on the rise in the country and the centre was trying to check them . The state governemnt also is alive to the problem and will take every step to thwart the designs of disruption.