"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wanted to ignore Narendra Modi.There wasn't even a bullet proof SUV for Modi. And his ignorance and callous attitude towards the Hunkar rally led to the blasts," said Sushil Kumar Modi.
"There was no cooperation on part of the state government," he said.
Earlier on Sunday night, he had tweeted: "Serious security lapses on part of Bihar state govt.Nkumar being Home Minister should have monitored security arrangements himself."
Sushil Kumar Modi was the deputy Chief Minister of Bihar till Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) broke its alliance with his party in June this year.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought Islamist militant group Indian Mujahideen (IM)'s founder Yasin Bhatkal's custody in connection to Patna serial blasts.
The NIA on Monday confirmed IM's involvenement in the serial blasts at Bihar's Patna city that claimed at least six lives, said reports.
The death toll in Patna serial blasts rose to six with the second suspect succumbing to his injuries on Monday, said reports.
Meanwhile, the Bihar Police said they suspect more live improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted at Gandhi Maidan. They continued to conduct searches at the spot on Monday.
More than 80 people were injured as seven crude bombs exploded in Patna ahead of a massive rally by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday.
While the first blast took place at the train station at around 9:30 am, six successive explosions rocked Gandhi Maidan, where Modi later delivered an hour-long speech, within an hour.
Officials defused five other bombs as the NIA took charge of probing the incidents.
Even though Modi did not refer to the blasts in his speech, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who earlier this broke an alliance with the BJP over making his Gujarat counterpart the Prime Ministerial candidate, defended his administration.
At a press conference in the evening, the Kumar said that security arrangements were not inadequate and stressed that there were no intelligence alerts about the possibility of explosions.
He said "what happened today is the collective responsibility of all parties" and "a lesson not just for Bihar, but for all of India."
A man, who was allegedly caught running way from the train station where the first blast took place at 9:30 am, has confessed to planting the bombs, unconfirmed media reports said.
Two others have been also been reportedly caught in neighbouring Jharkhand state capital Ranchi with huge quantity of cash and explosives.
--IBNS (Posted on 28-10-2013)