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After Shiv vada pav, BJP wants NaMo stalls

mumbai Updated: May 28, 2016 12:16 IST

MUMBAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed the setting up of NaMo tea stalls and food stalls (named after prime minister Narendra Modi) during the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) general body meeting on Friday.

BJP corporator and civic improvement committee chairman, Prakash Gangadhare, has mooted this plan and requested the civic administration to give permission for one in each ward all over Mumbai by issuing licences. The BJP said this will help provide jobs to youth and also to those coming from drought-hit regions.

By introducing these stalls, the citizens can also apply for loans in any of the nationalised banks and can get a grant through the Prime Minister Mudra scheme, said party leaders.

“The proposal was put up and once the civic body approves this, applications from citizens will be invited. If the Shiv vada pav stall can get an approval, then even NaMo tea and food stalls will be approved as it will cater to those in need of jobs.” said Gangadhare.

Earlier, the Congress party too had come up with ‘poha’ stalls in the city and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had come up with offering vegetables at low prices. The BJP, however, said that they are looking at having these tea stalls in legal vending zones.

First Published: May 28, 2016 12:13 IST