Welcoming the death by hanging of the main accused in 2001 attack on Parliament building Afzal Guru the city unit of the BJP burst crackers here on Saturday.

The BJP leaders condemned the Congress government at the Centre for the delay in executing the sentence of the Supreme Court. A speedy and effective execution of the Supreme Court order would have sent a deterrent message to the terrorists, president of BJP Visakha Mahanagar P.V. Narayana Rao said.

The leaders raised slogans in praise of the motherland and took out a procession. The leaders burst crackers and celebrated the death of the main accused on the road near the GVMC.

A number of leaders, including M. Nagender, B. Rangamohan Rao, P.V.N. Madhav, Ramakrishna Raju, Kolli Ratnakumari and Subbarami Reddy were also present.