HYDERABAD: Union minister for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya was accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshababad here on Friday evening for the first time after he assumed charge as Union minister.
Dattanna, as he is popularly known, represents Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency from the city and is the lone MP representing BJP from Telangana. He is the only member in the Union Cabinet to represent the state. It is not first time that Dattareya had served in the Union government. He served as Union minister holding different portfolios including that of urban development in AB Vajpayee’s cabinet in the past.
Representing the state government, excise minister T Padma Rao welcomed Dattatreya along with a host of BJP leaders and followers. Elaborate arrangements were made at the airport to receive him.