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K’taka Assembly poll: Photos of Indira Gandhi in state sponsored canteens blocked

Political News, State, (Bengaluru), April 3:-High profile Karnataka Assembly elections slated for May 12 is already turning up the heat in the state and the election officials have started ensuring that all party symbols and portraits shown in public are removed.

The authorities removed all lotus symbols at homes and offices that depict the BJP symbol and now they have pasted white paper on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s photos on popular poor eatery Indira Canteens that was launched with much fanfare by Congress government led by Siddaramaiah.

The specially set up Flying Squad and Surveillance Team have covered the photos of Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi put up on the walls of ‘Indira Canteens’ set up in Karnataka to supply food items at cheaper rates.

‘Indira Canteen’ was set up by the ruling Congress headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to poor people, auto drivers, scavengers etc at cheaper price. While breakfast served at Rs 5, lunch and dinner is served at Rs 10. CM Siddaramaiah while inaugurating Indira Canteen along with AICC President Rahul Gandhi said “no one goes hungry” in Karnataka.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)  

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