Bengaluru: Rahul to inaugurate Indira Canteens in city on Aug 16

Barsaba Taglieri
Августа 16, 2017

Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, will today inaugurate the Karnataka government's ambitious Indira canteens, set up to supply meals at affordable prices.

Canteens will daily serve vegetarian tiffin. Amid still opposition to the name, the Congress chose to call the units "Indira canteen" instead of "Namma canteen".

The canteens will be opened just ahead of Karnataka Assembly election due in 2018. 101 out of the planned 198 canteens are ready to open doors to the public on Wednesday.

Stating that Indira Canteen is another step towards the "Food for All" commitment of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said, "I congratulate the Karnataka government for this initiative".

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the subsidised canteen scheme during his budget speech this year.

Following the inauguration, Rahul Gandhi would be addressing Congress party workers at the National College Grounds at 12.30 pm.

The Congress Vice President would leave for New Delhi along with Siddaramaiah, KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara and other party leaders on Wednesday at 4 pm. Gandhi had tweeted this morning that he was looking forward to attending the inaugural function of Indira Canteen and public meeting in Bengaluru today. "Based on the response we receive we will work on the numbers", said BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Reports have claimed that breakfast will be served for Rs 5, lunch for Rs 10 and dinner for Rs 10 at Indira Canteen.

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