Congress president Rahul Gandhi inaugurated 'Indira Canteen', the chain of fast-food joints, run by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in Karnataka's Kollegala on Thursday.
"Karnataka: Congress President Rahul Gandhi inaugurated Indira Canteen in Kollegala," the news agency ANI tweeted.
Indira Canteen is Karnataka government's flagship programme and was first introduced in Bengaluru back in August 2017.
Under the Indira Canteen scheme, one will be able to avail breakfast for Rs 5, lunch and dinner for Rs 10 across the state.
With the initiative of Indira Canteen, Congress aims to reach out to the marginalised sections of the society.
Karnataka: Congress President Rahul Gandhi inaugurated Indira Canteen in Kollegala. pic.twitter.com/fT04rpM5Lh— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018
"Every citizen of Karnataka, under the Siddaramaiah government should feel he won’t go hungry. That is vision of the Amma… Indira Canteens," earlier the Congress chief was quoted during the canteen launch in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government is planning to launch total 101 Indira Canteens throughout the state.
Following the inauguration, Rahul held road show in Kollegala of Chamarajanagar district.
Earlier in the day, Rahul, along with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, visited Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysuru.
Ahead of the election in the 224-member assembly in Karnataka, the state has witnessed frequent visits by national leaders, from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While the ruling Congress is trying to retain power in Karnataka, the BJP is eyeing to seize the southern state from it.
(With inputs from agencies)