“No Issue With Non-Veg”: Gujarat Chief Minister Among Demands To Ban Karts

The Chief Minister said that the food sold through food carts should not be unhygienic. (file)

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Monday said that the state government has no problem with the different food habits of the people.

However, Mr Patel said, action could be taken against street food carts selling “unclean” food or obstructing traffic on city streets.

“Some people eat vegetarian food, some people eat non-vegetarian food, the BJP government has no problem with it. There has been a demand to remove special ‘loris’ (carts) from the road.

Addressing a BJP program at Bandhani village in Anand district, Patel said, “Our only concern is that the food sold through food carts should not be unhealthy.”

The Chief Minister said that if the local bodies obstruct road traffic, then they decide to remove the food carts.

“The local municipal corporation or municipalities decide to remove the food carts. They can do this if they are disrupting traffic on city roads,” he said.

The Chief Minister’s clarification comes in the backdrop of local BJP leaders demanding removal of non-vegetarian food carts from the roads in various cities of Gujarat.

In Ahmedabad, the BJP-ruled municipal corporation has decided to remove non-vegetarian food stalls running 100 meters from public roads and schools and religious places.

There is also a demand for removal of non-vegetarian food carts from public places from cities like Vadodara, Rajkot and Dwarka.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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