During her speech in Parliament , Swaraj had wondered if the twin blasts had to do with provocative speeches by Owaisi, an MP from the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, or his brother Akbaruddin. "Do these blasts have a connection with the provocative speeches made by an honourable member of this house?" she asked, initiating an impromptu discussion.
Slamming Swaraj, Owaisi said: "One doesn't accept such irresponsible statements from the Leader of the Opposition and one of the contenders for the PM's post at a time when the last rites of the martyrs have not yet been performed."
He described the bombings as an "attack on the nation" and said despite differences with the Congress government, his party was "extending all cooperation" to maintain calm and peace.