The twin bomb blasts that rocked Hyderabad last week were an effort to derail the country’s progress, said UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Saturday.
“It is a matter of concern why such incidents are occurring these days. I think that these are apparently the acts of those elements who are the enemies of the Indian society and nation and those forces who do not want this country to progress,” she said while addressing a large public meeting in the coastal city of Guntur known as the pepper (chilli) capital of India.
Expressing sadness over the loss of lives in the terrorist attack, she expressed confidence that the accused would be caught and brought to book soon.
“I only want to say that we all should together fight these inimical forces,” she said and appealed to all political parties not to allow their political differences to come in the way of fighting the anti-social and anti-national forces.
“Those who spread violence and terror do not belong to any caste or creed. We all need to march forward together,” she said in an apparent reference to the tendency of finger-pointing at one community in the wake of the blasts.
She later unveiled a pylon marking the launch of Phase II of Indiramma housing programme of the Andhra Pradesh government at Thumuluru village near Guntur.
The Congress president interacted with women beneficiaries and also distributed the allotment letters for loans and other benefits to some people.