New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday spent some time on a wintry Sunday afternoon with street vendors, savouring steaming hot Bihari delicacy "litti-chokha" at a food festival organized by them.
"Enjoyed the delicious street food at the National Street Food Festival organised by NASVI at JLN Stadium!," he later said on microblogging website Twitter.
Enjoyed the delicious street food at the National Street Food Festival organised by NASVI at JLN Stadium! pic.twitter.com/1ximhYiYBB
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Gandhi mingled freely with street vendors and their families at NASVI National Street Food Festival 2015 during which some of them also clicked selfies with the Congress leader.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said the party has been fighting for the street vendors for long.
"Delhi government has given an order banning cooking of food on roadside by street vendors. Congress opposes this decision. Roadside cooking should be allowed if street vendors are maintaining hygiene," Maken told PTI.
National Coordinator NASVI Arvind Singh said 500 street vendors from across the country are participating in the food fest.
"This is an advocacy forum for street food. It also serves to give an exposure to street food vendors from different states as to what is the street food scenario at the national level. This is also an opportunity for street vendors to showcase their ability to deliver hygenic food," Singh said.