Staff Reporter

To go ahead with the public meeting at the Nizam College Grounds on April 18

Advani's tour aimed at highlighting danger posed to the country by terrorist groupsAccused in Bangalore and Delhi blasts originated from Hyderabad, says BJP MLA Kishen ReddyVenkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya and State president N. Indrasena Reddy may attend public meeting on April 18

HYDERABAD: The city unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that its partymen will assist security forces in ensuring adequate security to its senior leader L.K. Advani when he comes to the twin cities as part of his `Bharat Suraksha Yatra'.The party is determined to go ahead with the scheduled public meeting of Mr. Advani to be held at the Nizam College Grounds on April 18 at 5 p.m. even though it accepted that the central intelligence agencies perceived a threat.

"We are going ahead with all our arrangements. We are not worried about it," said G. Kishen Reddy, BJP MLA, Venkataramani, city unit president, Subash Chanderji, Deputy Mayor, and others at a press conference here on Saturday.

Exposed to danger

Stating that Mr. Advani's tour was to highlight danger posed to the country by the Pakistan's ISI-supported terrorist groups, Mr. Reddy blamed the city police for being unable to curb activities of such agencies.

"From Bangalore incidents to bomb blasts in Delhi and other such incidents elsewhere in the country the arrested accused have originated from Hyderabad, which is an indication of the sorry state of affairs," he said alleging that the Government was keeping quiet and police was helpless on the issue.

Mr. Venkataramani said that as part of the public meeting, assembly-wise and division-wise core committee meetings were held to prepare the party workers and plan for the event. All prominent citizens of twin cities, including doctors and advocates, were also being invited to the public meeting. Senior party leaders Venkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya and State president N. Indrasena Reddy are among those expected to participate in the meeting.