ANDHRA PRADESH

BJP demands adequate security for Dattatreya

HYDERABAD NOV. 6. The city wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought adequate security for the Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Bandaru Dattatreya, in view of the threat from the People's War (PW).

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the BJP city president, Venkataramani, expressed concern at the reports that the PW was planning to target Mr. Dattatreya and even conducting a recce of his residence. A team of party leaders would meet the Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, and seek adequate security for the Union Minister, he said.

Mr. Venkataramani said the party programme `Intintiki BJP' was evoking good response in the city. More than 50 per cent of the Municipal divisions of different Assembly segments were already covered by 215 teams of the party, he said.

Helpful feedback on various issues was generated by the programme which included the persistent demand for ration cards to all the eligible households and problems like power shortage, bad roads and short supply of drinking water faced by residents in different localities, he said. The `Intintiki BJP' programme would conclude on November 9 with a public meeting at Vajpayee Stadium, Ashoknagar.

Mr. Venkataramani complained that several names were missing from the electoral rolls in different colonies and sought a ward-wise registration to enrol the missing names.