Corporators refuse to eat Indira Canteen food

Corporators refuse to eat Indira Canteen food

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Following criticism by the public on spending lakhs of rupees for lunch during the council meeting, the civic body introduced Indira Canteen on Monday. However, most corporators refused to have the food.

The city Mayor recently announced that external catering service to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council meeting would be stopped since it was costly. Five hundred plates of lunch from the Indira Canteen kitchen were served on Monday.

Apart from Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun, BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and a handful of civic body staff, most members skipped the lunch, leading to a possibility of food wastage.

“The food provided from the Indira Canteen kitchen was hygienic but we doubt if the quality is maintained there,” said BJP party leader Padmanabha Reddy.

Refuting the allegation that the members did not eat as the food came from the canteen, the mayor said, “The council adjourned and ended soon today, so the corporators headed home. I hope they have not done it intentionally. The remaining food will be sent back to the canteen. We will make sure that no food is wasted.”