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Food at Maharashtra Bhavan bad, but MP’s act far worse: Regulars

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 24, 2014
First Published: 00:45 IST(24/7/2014) | Last Updated: 00:48 IST(24/7/2014)

Amidst the growing outcry over the manhandling of an IRCTC manager by a Shiv Sena MP at New Maharashtra Sadan (NMS) over bad food served in the canteen, regular visitors who often eat there said although the MP’s protest was genuine, it did not warrant such hooliganism.

“The food served here is really bad and it was time the IRCTC was pulled up but then the Shiv Sena went too far by forcing a manager to break his fast,” Prashant Rawat, a Mumbai-based engineer who often dropped by at the NMS said.

Manjula Rangnekar, another frequent visitor said NMS, unlike other state Bhavans did not serve state food and instead dished out regular north Indian food.

The issue of bad food had been raised by MPs a number of times but to no avail. On July 17, the MPs unanimously decided to raid the canteen with media in toe.

Meanwhile IRCTC has constituted a three member fact finding committee comprising senior officials. The committee will submit its report in three days.

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