Bangalore (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The explosion that took place in Bangalore near the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) "will help the Hindu nationalist party to win the elections in Karnataka." Shakeel Ahmed, Congress spokesman (the ruling party) is convinced of this to the extent he tweeted a statement that has "suggested" this possible interpretation of yesterday's explosion, which left 16 people injured, including 11 policemen. The reactions of other members of Congress have been immediate, who have distanced themselves from their colleague, stating that they do not share his vision. An BJP MP in Karnataka has defined the words of Ahmad as "callous and inhuman".
Ahmed's message - " If the blast near BJP's office in Bangalore is a
terror attack, it will certainly help the BJP politically on the eve of
election " - quickly went viral on Twitter. Stressing that he was speaking on behalf of t Congress Janardan Dwidedi, secretary general of the party, said: "We all know
terrorism is a national (and) international problem. We do not view the problem
in terms of political benefit or loss."
May 5th next Karnataka will vote to elect the new chief minister. Since 2008, the state has been led by the BJP, which supports groups of the ultra-nationalist Sangh Parivar Hindu movement. These formations - Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP and others - are responsible for violence and persecution against the Christian community.