Security stepped up on Batla House, Jamia: What’s the issue?
The presence of security in good number in Batla House and at Jamia Millia Islamia on Friday left many residents curious to know the reason. A resident said during his visit to Batla House, he saw many police in the area with all the vendors being removed. At Jamia also a resident said police was found beginning from Bhopal Ground to Batla House road. A few policemen were also seen at AAJMI office.
On being asked, a local BJP leader, also a Jamia alumnus, told the OT that Okhla BJP is taking out a door-to-door rally. Many BJP local leaders, and one Delhi-based senior leader, were spotted at the Jamia Metro Station.
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Ahead of civic polls, Delhi BJP has launched Har Ghar Sampark public outreach campaign.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls are likely to be held at the year-end and in Okhla some leaders are looking forward for the date to announce to get into campaign mode.
Under the campaign, senior Delhi BJP leaders, office bearers and workers will visit 100 households in each of the over 13,000 polling booths in the coming days, said Delhi BJP vice president Virendra Sachdeva. The campaign will conclude on November 6, he added.
The BJP ruled the erstwhile three municipal corporations since 2012 till their reunification earlier this year by the party-ruled government at the Centre. The elections for 250 wards of the MCD have been announced. The Delhi civic body elections will be held on December, the state Election Commission announced Friday.
The ruling AAP in Delhi is trying its best to wrest MCD from the BJP. The Congress is also in the race.
On Thursday, security was stepped out outside Jamia campus after some students’ groups started a protest demanding for the opening of hostels. The students have continued their protest at the canteen on day 2 also, demanding for their demands to be fulfilled. However, the university in a statement has announced the process for hostel allotment. But students say they want it to be ready by next week. The university said students will avail hostels after winter vacation. For the time being, a large number of students have been staying outside campus in cramped and expensive rented flats in Jamia Nagar.