NATIONAL

Venkaiah's guard threatens to shoot scribes

New Delhi May 22. A security guard posted outside the BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu's house tonight whipped out a revolver and threatened to shoot journalists who wanted to meet the party chief.

The incident occurred around 9.15 p.m. when journalists rushed to Mr. Naidu's residence after failing to get any comments from the leaders who attended the meeting called by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to discuss the Union Cabinet reshuffle slated for Saturday. As the journalists asked the guards posted at the gate of Mr. Naidu's residence to inform him that they wanted to meet him, one of the guards in plainclothes whipped out his service revolver and threatened to shoot the journalists if they did not go back.When journalists asked him to be polite, the guard said he did not care for them. A minor scuffle broke out when the guard pushed back journalists, including those from the electronic media.

PTI

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