New Delhi: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in Hyderabad blasts and demanded that the government conduct a thorough probe into the incident.

Meanwhile, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy has called for a shutdown in Andhra Pradesh on Friday to condemn the twin bomb blasts, which killed 16 people and injured over 100. Reddy appealed people to voluntarily observe the shutdown to protest the blasts and show their sympathies towards the families of the victims.

Talking to reporters, Reddy said the state government failed to take steps to prevent the blasts despite warnings from the central intelligence agencies. He demanded the government to act firmly against terrorists. Police have stepped up security in the city and other major towns in view of the shutdown call and Friday prayers.

Rajnath Singh demands probe

Earlier, Rajnath Singh expresses shock over the incident and condemned the dastardly act.. “I express my condolences to the family members of those killed in the blast. This is a condemnable incident. I hope the government will take appropriate action to provide immediate and adequate relief to those injured in the blast," Singh said.

Singh also demanded that a thorough probe be ordered to find out the culprits and bring them to book. He also said government should take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.
The blasts took place during the peak hour outside a roadside eatery near Konark cinema theatre in the locality resulting in a stampede-like situation with people trying to run for safety.


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