Hyderabad blasts: Sushma's take on Shinde raises tweets

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Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Feb 22: The spirited speech by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, where she sought to know on links between blasts and hate speech by Owaisis, was taken note by the virtual world with Swaraj trending at number 6 on Twitter this evening.

Speaking after the statement by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, she urged the minister to follow up his words with action and not merely reiterate that the government was committed to fighting terrorism.

"Show that you are committed to fighting terrorism. Is the centre's role only to alert the states or help them stop acts of terror," Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha on the issue of terrorism and twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Sushma Swaraj said the central government had alerted Bangalore and Mumbai also about terror threat and wanted to know what steps had been taken to secure the two cities.

She also sought to link the Hyderabad blasts with the hanging of Afzal Guru and asked why the government took nine years to execute the parliament attack convict.

Sushma Swaraj also sought to know if the blasts were linked to the inflammatory speeches made recently by Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leaders (Akbaruddin Owaisi and Asaduddin Owaisi) in Hyderabad.

Stating that the government and the opposition were not on the same page on handling terrorism, she said the two need to fight the menace jointly.

Here are some comments on twitter:

Mark Kumar ‏@MarkKumar3:
@ahsraz Dr Togadia never said he will kill any1. Unlike traitor Owaisi who claimed he can destroy India in 15 mins.Sushma Swaraj is spot on!

JatinD ‏@MODIfyingIndia: Why are Jihadis so scared of Sushma Swaraj's statement about Owaisi? Didn't Akbaruddin try to wage Jihad against nation?

Monsoon Rider ‏@MonsoonRider: Dear Sushma Swaraj, despite having information, Centre couldnt prevent #HyderabadBlasts as they were 'Extremely Busy' planning the next Scam.

Vimal ‏@Vimaljoshi: "Terrorists have no religion: Sushma Swaraj" .. Such stupid statements keep fooling the nation. Terrorism was indeed born out of religion..

Onir ‏@randomBeeps: What a lady Sushma Swaraj is ..hats off , very impressive Speech by her in Parliament today!

Shivram Padmanabhan ‏@TheHexFiles: "Why is Sushma Swaraj making so much noise? Or am I too used to MMS' silence?"

ProfNKPandey ‏@ProfNKPandey: Is Togadia speech related to this incident? .......Sushma Swaraj: Is Owaisi hate speech related to this incident?

Ravishankar Sharma ‏@RavishankarCHM: Sushma Swaraj says it is a routine statement from HM. In fact all politicians are known for routine statement.

Rangoli Mehrotra ‏@rangolimehrotra: Wht Sushma Swaraj said in Lok sabha is jstfied.If we fight fr colors,only we wil b targtd by terror madmen.No religion givs licence 2 kill.

Yogesh ‏@othergandhi: Centre has mastered d art of delegation. @tinucherian Is Centre's job just to forward warnings.

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