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After 8.30 pm,the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital witnessed a flurry of activity with visits by Ghulam Nabi Azad,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,and finally Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi |
September 8, 2011 2:08:41 am

After 8.30 pm,the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital witnessed a flurry of activity with visits by Ghulam Nabi Azad,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,and finally Home Minister P Chidambaram.

But instead of feeling assuaged,the victims as well as angry relatives confronted the three ministers — some screaming in anger at the Home Minister.

Initially,everybody behaved cordially,with relatives pleading their cases before Azad and Prime Minister Singh. But after receiving what they felt were non-committal and unsatisfactory answers,the mood changed. Umesh Bansal,whose uncle Ratan Lal Shroff (58) lost both his legs in the blast,was seen talking to both Singh and the Home Minister.

“I demanded the same things from both the men. I asked them to bring the perpetrators to justice and provide a job to Ratan’s son,Deepak,who is doing a B Tech course. There is nobody to support the family now.”

Bansal said,“The Prime Minister didn’t even say a word. He just stood before me with folded hands. And then he walked away.”

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