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Is Modi's statement linked to Bodh Gaya blasts, asks Digvijaya

Is Modi's statement linked to Bodh Gaya blasts, asks DigvijayaNew Delhi, July 8 : Did Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's teleconference with party workers in Bihar have any connection with the serial bomb blasts in the Mahabodhi temple? Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh asked Monday.

"Amit Shah (BJP general secretary) promises a grand temple at Ayodhya. Modi addresses Bihar BJP workers and asks them to teach Nitish (Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar) a lesson," Singh said on twitter, adding: "Next day bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. Is there a connect? I don't know."

Modi, while addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers Saturday, said Nitish Kumar would be taught a lesson.

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United parted ways with the BJP after Modi was elevated last month as his party's election campaign chief for the 2014 general elections.

Digvijaya Singh, talking to reporters later, appealed to the BJP to allow the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to complete the investigation.

"After the unfortunate blasts at Bodh Gaya, Ravi Shankar Prasad of the BJP targeted the Nitish Kumar government, of which they were a party a few days ago. The BJP also raised a Muslim angle, quoting Delhi Police and saying that the Pune blast (German Bakery blast of 2010) suspect did a recce at Mahabodi," he said.

"BJP also gave statements linking the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar to this incident. They are clearly targeting Muslims and I want to say to all that for god's sake, let the NIA complete the investigation," he said. (IANS)