• search

Hotel alters conditions to accomodate 65 dogs from US: Left

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) Le Meridien Hotel, the host for US officials who have arrived in advance of US President Geroge Bush's visit to India, had to alter its conditions to accomodate as many as 65 dogs, classified as ''security officials''.

''They (dogs) are our security officials, not animals,'' this is how the US officials reportedly convinced the managers of the Hotel in the surcharged atmosphere following the US president's visit, according to CPI(M) leader Nilotpal Basu.

Mr Basu, the party parliamentary group leader in the Rajya Sabha, told newspersons at a press conference in the precincts of Parliament that the hotel's managers had earlier informed the US officials that they had no provision to accomodate the animals.

He also cited another rule brushed aside by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) concering security of a heritage site -- the Purana Qila -- where Mr Bush will deliver a speech during his two-day visit.

''The ASI too has given a go-by to its rules while handing over the monument for the function,'' Mr Basu added.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more