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You can fill your stomach for Rs 1, says Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 July 2013, 09:43 AM

After Raj Babbar’s Rs 12, Rasheed Masood’s Rs 5; a new statement from Farooq Abdullah has come over the poverty figures. Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has courted controversy by saying that one can have a full meal for just Rs 1 if desired.

"If you want, you can fill your stomach in Re 1 or Rs 100, depending on what you want to eat. We are working to change the life of the poor so they can eat well be healthy and India can progress," Farooq Abdullah said.

Congress leader Rasheed Masood on Thursday claimed just Rs 5 was sufficient for it in Delhi, even as the party tried to wriggle out of the controversy saying the issue of poverty should not be trivialised.

"You can eat a meal in Delhi in Rs 5. I don't know about Mumbai. You can get a meal for Rs. 5 near Jama Masjid," Congress leader Rasheed Masood said on Thursday.

When asked whether he ever had a meal for Rs 5, he said he can have a meal for even less than Rs 5.

Babbar had said it was possible to have "full meal at Rs 12 in Mumbai" even today.

First Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 09:41 AM
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