Congress woos urban voters with Indira canteens ahead of Karnataka polls

In an effort to consolidate its core urban vote, Karnataka Minister Siddaramaiah opened on Wednesday in more than 100 Indira Bangalore dining halls, which would offer subsidized food for the urban poor. “Indira canteens will play an important role in mitigating urban hunger, in particular by helping the working class and migrant workers community,” said Siddaramaiah.

Dining rooms offer breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at 10 Rs, with each departure serving about 500 people at a time. “Many people in Bangalore live in big houses, traction cars and for them food is not a problem.” However, millions of people here are construction workers, rickshaw drivers, and barbers do not have enough money. To these people, “said M. Gandhi by opening the first coffee shop in Jayanagar.

Siddaramaiah has often been accused of focusing on rural Karnataka, to the detriment of the state capital, which generates two-thirds of taxes. With less than a year to the Assembly elections, Siddaramaiah has tried to appease voters in Bangalore with the launch of a number of infrastructure projects for the start ecosystem, and also for the urban poor with Indira canteens inspired canteen Amma, who brought J Jayalalithaa to power in neighboring Tamil Nadu.

The government’s negligence in the city’s infrastructure is evident on Independence Day when the southern parts of Bangalore were flooded to overflow the drainage water after heavy rains in the city. Lake Bellandur, very polluted, added to the misfortunes. Although the first phase of Bangalore metro is in operation, the city is still known for its traffic bumpers and tractors, with vehicles on major arteries leading to less than 10 km / h.

With new business rationalization or closing due to tight funding and uncertainty in export-focused IT services companies, jobs were hit in Bangalore. The effect of the drop that has benefited the poor of the city is also tense. University vice president Rahul Gandhi said the state would open more canteens, named after his grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi in Bangalore and other state cities.

Siddaramaiah hope Indira canteens will help maintain the urban voter base, which has moved to the BJP of the parliamentary elections voted historic Narendra Modi as prime minister. The president has 13 lawmakers, including five ministers, 28 seats in Bengaluru. In the parliamentary elections of 2013, BJP won all three seats in Bengaluru. Two of the three parliamentarians Ananth Kumar and Sadananda Gowda are ministers of the Union.

The elections of the month of August 2015 for the company of the city, saw BJP get 100 of the 198 seats in Bangalore, but lost to Siddaramaiah who is aligned with the party Janata Dal (Secular) led by former prime minister corporation HD Deve Gowda .Bengaluru with a budget of 100,000 rupees Rs Almost for fiscal year 2017-18, it is one of the richest cities.

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