Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi while inaugurating the Indira Canteens in Bengaluru, during his speech referred the canteen name as ‘Amma Canteen’ on Wednesday.
The Congress vice-president confused Indira Canteens with the Amma Canteens of Tamil Nadu. Karnataka government has borrowed the idea from its neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. Launching of Amma Canteens in Tamil Nadu was the idea of state's former CM and former AIADMK head J Jayalalithaa.
The canteen launched by the Karnataka government has been named after India’s only woman prime minister Indira Gandhi and the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's grandmother.
Rahul while addressing his speech during the inaugural function of Indira Canteens said, "In a matter of a few months, poor people across most cities in Karnataka will be able to eat in these Amma...er...Indira canteens.”
The Congress vice-president second time mentioned ‘Aama’ while praising the the Karnataka government.
He said, “Every citizen of Karnataka, under the Siddaramaiah government should feel he won’t go hungry. That is vision of the Amma… Indira Canteens,” he said.
In the launching event, he not only faltered with the canteen name. There were several glitches in his speech.
Instead of mentioning Karnataka he said, “Every single poor person in every single city in Bangalore.”
Under the Indira Canteen scheme one will be able to avail breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch for Rs 10. The Karnataka government is coming up with total 101 Indira Canteens in the state.