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Hyderabad blasts act of enemies of India: Sonia

Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad | September 01, 2007 16:16 IST

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Sonia Gandhi [Images] says Hyderabad blasts handiwork of forces inimical to India

United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that the twin bomb blasts that rocked Hyderabad recently were the handiwork of forces inimical to India's progress.

Addressing a mammoth public meeting in the coastal city of Guntur, about 310 km south-east of Hyderabad, Sonia said she was extremely sad over the recent incidents in Hyderabad.

"It is a matter of concern why such incidents are occurring these days. I think these are apparently the acts of those elements who are the enemies of Indian society and nation and those forces who do not want this country to progress," she said expressed confidence that the accused would be caught and brought to book.

"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 added.

Earlier, on her arrival from Delhi in the port city of Rajahmundry in East Godavari district, Sonia inaugurated Rajiv Gruha Kalpa Housing Colony at the 'Satellite City' on Saturday morning.

She briefly interacted with women beneficiaries of the housing scheme.

She later unveiled a pylon marking the launch of Phase II of Indiramma housing programme at Thumuluru village
near Guntur city.

Sonia interacted with women beneficiaries and also distributed the allotment letters for loans and other benefits to some people.

Sonia addressed a mammoth public meeting at the sprawling Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Stadium in Guntur.

An estimated 2 lakh people, including a large number of women, were mobilised for the meeting.

From Guntur, she proceeded to coastal city of Eluru in West Godavari district where she interacted with the presidents of women's self-help groups and visited an exhibition put up by these groups.

The state police had made unprecedented security arrangements at all the venues.