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Special security arrangements for Advani's Yatra

Written by: Staff

Rajkot, Apr 5 (UNI) The Gujarat Administration has made ''foolproof'' security arrangements for BJP leader L K Advani's ''National Suraksha Yatra'', which begins from tomorrow.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) M V Damor told UNI the administration has deployed additional forces comprising SP, six DySP, 20 PIs, 40 PSIs, 20 women constables, and two companies of the State Reserve Police (SRP) to ensure that no untoward incident would occur during the ''yatra'' in the State.

''We are taking every care to ensure there is no security lapse,'' Mr Damor said.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha member Vijay Rupani denied reports that Mr Advani's ''Yatra'' may be put off following reinduction of Mr Sanjay Joshi as BJP National Secretary (organisation) or for security reasons.

Mr Joshi had relinquished the general secretary's post in December last after the expose of CD scam in the media.

The BJP chief ministers of Rajashthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and National General Secretary O M Mathur would be present here at the ''Yatra's'' flag off ceremony, Mr Rupani said.

When asked about dissident leader Keshubhai Patel, he said invitation has been sent to Mr Patel. But, he was not sure whether Mr Patel would be present for the ceremony.

Mr Rupani said Mr Advani will visit the pilgrimage centre of Dwarka where he will offer the prayers to Lord Dwarkadheesh. On the morning of April 6, Mr Advani will offer worship to Lord Dwarkadheesh before leaving for Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. After a brief halt at Porbandar, he will leave for Rajkot, he added.


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