Following the inauguration, Rahul will address Congress party workers at meeting on the National College Grounds at 12.30pm.
As per reports, he will leave for New Delhi along with chief minister Siddaramaiah and other party leaders at 4 PM. Reports have claimed that breakfast will be served for Rs 5, lunch for Rs 10 and dinner for Rs 10 at Indira Canteen.
The menu will consist of traditional cuisines, designed by leading chefs of five-star hotels.
There are 27 assembly constituencies and 198 wards in Bengaluru. There will be one Indira Canteen in each of the 198 wards. Moreover, there will be one kitchen in each of the 27 assembly constituencies. The flagship program of the Congress is aimed at reaching to the poor. Gandhi claimed that he was proud that the Congress government had conceptualized this canteen.
The assembly elections are less than a year away.
With this initiative, the Congress government aims to reach out to the marginalised sections of society apart from creating jobs.
Karnataka: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launches 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/mCRdAY7JIh— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2017
Karnataka: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launches 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/awfyykPzZB— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2017
Karnataka: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi takes a meal at the newly inaugurated Indira Canteen in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/h0agD1V4o5— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2017