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BJP trifles PM visit to Hyderabad blast site

Posted on Feb 24, 09:30PM | IBNS

Hyderabad, Feb 24 : The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday called the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Hyderabad blast site on Sunday as non-event.

"The PM's visit to the blast site will not make any difference. It is a non event," said Balbir Punj.

Punj said if Prime Minister were more sensitive to the issue of terrorism the blasts perhaps could have been prevented.

Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the Hyderabad twin blasts site on Sunday and met with some of the victims in two hospitals assuring them of all assistance.

On reaching Hyderabad on a special flight, he along with Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy visited the blast sites at Dilsukhnagar and spent some minutes there and heard from the cops the progress in the probe.

"I express condolence for the families of the bereaved and wish speedy recovery for the injured," said the Prime Minister.

Singh along with the Andhra CM said he is "happy that people of Hyderabad have refused to be provoked by this nefarious incident."

"I am here to stand in solidarity with the people of the city. We should maintain peace and calm," he said.

The Prime Minister consoled the mother of K Parmeshwar, an injured victim, at Omni Hospital: "The staff will take all possible care of your son.

He spoke to blast victim Sudhakr Reddy and said: "We will provide all possible medical help to you and others."

To another patient Rajitha, a 22-year-old MBA student, in Yashoda Hospital, he said: "I am here to share your pain and grief. We will take care of you."

The PM told Andhra officials: "Find a mechanism to provide jobs to those grievously hurt and disabled in the bomb blasts."

At least 16 died and many were injured in the twin blasts that ripped through a crowded area on Thursday evening.

On Saturday, six people have been 'detained' over the bomb attacks.