Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: The Minority Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to hold programmes in four districts of the State, including Bangalore, to felicitate its minority community representatives in the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, urban and rural local bodies.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the morcha office-bearers held in Bangalore on Saturday.

Derrick M.B. Fullinfaw, party’s Minority Morcha president and nominated MLA, told The Hindu that felicitation programmes would be held in Bidar, Mangalore and Hubli, apart from Bangalore. Mr. Fullinfaw said that the meeting had decided to take steps to set up morcha units in all the Assembly constituencies of the State. At present, nearly 50 assembly constituencies do not have morcha branches. Several office-bearers from the districts said at the meeting that minority leaders from other parties were interested in joining the BJP.