Rajasthan BJP meets 2008 Jaipur blast victims after acquittal of all accused

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Rajendra Rathore met in Jaipur on 8 April 2008 serial bomb blast victims at his residence to express solidarity with him After the acquittal of all the accused in the case, The blasts killed 71 people and injured 185 others.

In the wake of the acquittal order, the BJP blamed the Congress government for its weak lobbying in the case. “We have met the family members of the blast victims. If the BJP comes to power, we will make a special package for them and make efforts for their rehabilitation,” Rathore told reporters in Jaipur.

Asked whether the BJP would take the matter to the Supreme Court, Mr. Rathore said the party has chalked out a strategy and talks are on.

“It is the duty of the state government to appeal. But if we victims appeal to us, we will also approach the Supreme Court and appoint top lawyers,” he said.

The Rajasthan High Court had on March 29 acquitted the four accused who were sentenced to death by a special court in 2019. The High Court had also pulled up the probe agency for shoddy investigation.