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Rajnath to visit Hyderabad, meet families of blast victims

india Updated: Feb 22, 2013 12:37 IST
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BJP president Rajnath Singh will visit Hyderabad on Friday to meet the injured and family members of those killed in the twin blasts in the city.

Rajnath, accompanied by BJP MP and spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain and party secretary Murlidhar Rao, is likely to visit the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad where the two blasts took place on Thursday evening.

The BJP leaders will also visit the hospitals where the injured are being treated and later meet the kin of those killed.

BJP is also likely to demand suspension of Question Hour in Lok Sabha to discuss the terror issue.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Singh had condoled the death of innocent people in the blast and demanded that immediate steps be taken to provide relief to the injured.

14 people were killed and 110 injured, six of them critically when two powerful near simultaneous blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area in Hyderabad.

The blasts triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) tied to two bicycles took place at two sites 100 metres apart outside a roadside eatery near Konark and Venkatadri theatres in the area located on the Hyderabad-Vijaywada National Highway in Cyberabad police limits.