New Delhi, Feb 22: Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said political parties must fight terror unitedly while pulling up the Central and Andhra Pradesh governments for their failure to prevent Thursday’s twin explosions in Hyderabad.
‘We can be united only when our thoughts in fighting terror are similar. The Home Minister himself is saying that he gave the information. But, if there was information, the blame doubles. If there was information, what was the Centre, the state doing?’ asked Sushma.
‘The nation needs to be united, the political parties need to get united. The moment that happens, we will be capable of fighting terror,” Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha.
Asserting that terrorists have no religion, Sushma said: “Terrorists only follow the code of terrorism. We need to be united against terrorism.”
She further said that this is not the moment to lay blame, but to work together to combat terrorism.
“However, we need to have a common sentiment against terror. My regret is that there’s no common line of thought on tackling terrorism,” she said.
She further said that the BJP would wait till the return of the Home Minister from Hyderabad and for his statement before saying anything more on the topic.
Earlier this morning, Shinde who visited the twin bomb blasts sites at Dilsukh Nagar in Hyderabad, said 14 people were killed in the blast and 110 were injured.
He then went to the bus shelter about 150 meters away where the second blast killed another six people and left many injured.
Shinde, accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Home Secretary R K Singh, later visited some hospitals where the injured persons were undergoing treatment.
Two powerful near simultaneous bomb blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukh Nagar area in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI)