7 Blasts in Patna ahead of Narendra Modi rally, 70+ casualties

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  1. TrueSpirit

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    (Reuters) - At least six crude bombs exploded near a public ground in Bihar's capital Patna on Sunday where tens of thousands of people were gathered to hear opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi speak, police said.

    One man was killed and five people were wounded in the blasts that occurred shortly before Modi arrived in Patna to launch the campaign in the big heartland state of Bihar for next next summer's national election, CNN-IBN reported.

    An officer in the police control room said there were reports of people suffering injuries. "There are reports of six blasts near Gandhi Maidan (the venue of the rally). There was one explosion at the railway station in the morning. All the blasts are of low intensity," he told Reuters by telephone.

    "Some people are injured. They are being treated at the Patna Medical College Hospital."

    It was the first outbreak of violence since Modi, the challenger from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, launched an aggressive campaign to oust the ruling Congress-led coalition in the election which must be held by May.

    Critics say Modi, the three-time chief minister of western Gujarat, is pursuing a partisan agenda and accuse him of turning a blind eye to attacks on Muslims in 2002 in his state. Modi denies the allegations and the Supreme Court has cleared him of any responsibility.

    Sunday's massive rally was intended as a show of strength in Bihar where the governing party broke off a 17-year alliance with the BJP after it picked Modi as its candidate to lead the party, saying the nation's leader should enjoy the confidence of all sections of society.

    Tens of thousands of BJP supporters, waving the party's saffron flag, streamed into the city in buses and special trains.

    "Police were on high alert ahead of this rally. We had imposed restrictions on movement of vehicles near the rally ground," a police officer said.

    "There has been no lapse on the part of administration. However, it is very difficult to manage such a big crowd."

    Blasts in Patna ahead of Narendra Modi rally, some casualties | Reuters
     
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    iNDiAN.96 Nationalist Senior Member

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    I can clearly smell political hand behind this blasts. :mad:
     
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    Whosoever has done these blasts has only strengthened BJP. This might see retaliation in future.
     
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    IMHO, when everything that Nitish tried, to stop the rally for being organized went kaput, he personally ordered these blasts.

    Notice the timings: Just before the rally.
    Notice the Venue: 4 corners & the centre of Gandhi Maidan. (+ Railway Station & a public toilet)

    This was clearly an attempt to stop the rally from happening in the first place.

    People in Bihar understand this very well. Undeterred, Modi continued with the rally & appealed to people to stay calm.

    Once aligned with Sonia, Nitish has shown with true colors. Law & order after the BJP left the Bihar govt, has gone for a toss.

    How insecure, remorseless, cold, calculating, conniving & inhuman can someone get in pursuit of blind ambition is perfectly exemplified by Nitish. Since, he has vowed to play Lalu-Netaji MSY-Part 2 in his quest for PM-ship, lets see how the electorate of Bihar responds to such overtures & evil machinations in the LS elections.
     
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    Sir, do you suspect Nitish has a role to play in these blasts ?
     
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    It can be any one including congress, JDU or even BJP. From the low key explosive, it appears it meant to scare off people or give sympathy.
     
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    Heard some victim's narratives on TV: the ones who could not survive, died due to medical negligence & typical apathy of the medical professionals in the hospital (not sure, which one).

    But isn't it so typical all over India. Para-medics is a term unheard of. Spectators are more interested in robbing the injured of his belongings.

    Medicos simply did not attend the grievously-injured victims for 20-30 minutes initially (one can understand how criminal that is) & even when they paid some attention, it was routine bandage & NOTHING ELSE. Now, what to do with that ?
     
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    With Modi at the helm, BJP is not asking for sympathy (Raul is begging for that, right ?).

    Yes, explosives were meant to scare-off people away from the rally & make a failure of the rally. Who benefits from a poor attendance or a cancelled rally ? BJP or state govt. ?
     
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    They'd be idiots because it'll help bjp only. They aren't this naive either.
     
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    I suspect congress as just two days back Janardan Dwivedi had threatened to teach Namo a lesson for calling RG-Shazada.
     
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    I suspect Nitish more because he was so vehemently opposed to this rally since the beginning & tried to stop it from occurring, using all hook-n-crook. This guy has lately become quite ambitious, insecure & paranoid about Modi.
     
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    Nitesh Kumar and his goons have become rabid dogs.
     
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    Just yest the president of india was there in patna. And today these blasts, what if had happened yest then??? This raises serious Q on Law&order situation of bihar.
     
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    Or as Qs being raised, has all this gone one step more than political rivalry??? into something like a very strong personal rivalry??? On the whole a sad day for politics in india.

    EDIT: Given the political background, also NIA coming into picture may not help getting the direct and masterminds behind the blasts. What happened to the gaya balsts case???
     
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    Where did they get the 70+ causality Figure
     
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    BJP cannot win by creating sympathy because congress controlled media will not let it happen. If you see all the news channel they are saying Patna Blast kills 5 today & & injured. Actually blast accord in Gandhi Maidan where Modi was supposed to address the election rally. Media headlines should have said Bomb blast in Modi Rally & 5 people are killed.

    Imagine if there was a bomb blast in Raul or Sonia rally & the whole media headlines would have said PLOT TO KILL RAUL/SONIA & all leading channel would have interviewed all top congress leaders & asked their opinion about the blast.

    BJP cannot win by sympathny votes. Its only for raul & his family that is why he is saying openly he will be killed.
     
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    Exactly correct sir. Media is after all........
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    If any big stampede would have happened due to these blasts then they could have get a chance to demonize BJP for their Anti-Muslim image.
     
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