A day after a bomb blast in Bangalore city injured 16 people, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said the Assembly elections in Karnataka will not be 'delayed' due to the incident.
"No question of delaying or derailing the Karnataka elections. It will be held on time," Shinde said while addressing a press conference on Thursday.
Karnataka Assembly polls are scheduled to be held on May 5.
The Home Minister assured the nation that the people behind the Bangalore blast will be caught.
Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar earlier in the day said there was no specific information or alert on the bomb blast.
He said the details of the blast will be known soon.
"There was no specific alert or information on this blast," Shettar told reporters on Thursday.
"Investigation is going on and we will soon know the details," he said.
Meanwhile, NDTV quoting sources reported that a timer or detonator used to trigger off the bomb has been completely gutted in the fire caused by the blast.