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Congress men shut down Restaurant in Mumbai over bill note

gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
Unable to swallow the 'insult' after Aditi Restaurant prints bills with a note slamming UPA government, Congress men force it to shut down; owner says he had printed it to protest tax on AC restaurants

Dissent is not for this UPA-led democracy. Angry, young Congress men on Monday swamped a popular restaurant in Parel, opposite KEM Hospital, because the owner had started printing ‘defamatory’ material against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government on food bills.

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Around 30 to 35 workers of the Indian Youth Congress -- which is chaired by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi -- approached the restaurant, Aditi Pure Veg, around 3 pm. Led by Ganesh Kumar Yadav, city president of the party’s youth wing, and party MLA Kalidas Kolambkar, they approached the hotel and asked the owner to shut shop.



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The marching orders for the swoop down came from the party headquarters in Delhi, said Congress workers, and after receiving them, they clamped down on the restaurant and later approached the Bhoiwada police against the businessman for defamation.



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“Some of the Congress workers who had come to KEM Hospital had food at Aditi. They saw the hotel owner had printed defamatory material against the ruling alliance and wrote to the Congress party leaders in Delhi, who then diverted the matter to us,” said Pratik A Nakate, president, Wadala assembly of Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress.

“So our Youth Congress workers approached the restaurant and demanded its closure and asked for an apology. We have informed the Bhoiwada police about it,” said Omshree Kadam, secretary of south-central district Congress committee.

The food bills that patrons of the eatery located on Dr E Borges Road in Parel received came printed with a witticism the owner had come up with:
‘As per UPA government, eating money (2G, Coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in an AC restaurant is a luxury,’ read the bill receipts on their underside.

The Congress workers, who failed to see the wit when first served the bill, of course, had the last laugh, when cops slapped the proprietor, Srinivas Shetty, with an NC. The central government introduced service tax on eating at air-conditioned restaurants in recent years, aggravating restaurateurs and customers, who ultimately end up footing the extra cost.

Said an officer from Bhoiwada police station, “We have registered a non-cognisable complaint (NC) against the restaurant for printing matter known to be defamatory (Section 501 of IPC) and have settled the matter for now. The restaurant owner has promised that he will not circulate those bills now.”

Youth Congress leaders expressed surprise that despite all the work they put in for the greater good of the people, some failed to notice it. “We are doing such good work in our areas as part of the Youth Congress and such comments de-motivate people from joining the party.

The owner might have his issues but he should fight them in a legal way rather than defaming the party for some people’s corruption,” said Sandeep Pansade, general secretary, south-central region of Youth Congress.


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Source:
Midday


OMG OMG :mrgreen:
 

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
They've done a big favour to the guy who owns the restaurant... There's nothing like free popularity :)
 

Hrishi

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lol , I saw that bill on Facebook a couple of days ago , posted by someone. I had a intuition about this. :p
 

Vignesh B

Youngling
I remember going to that hotel a few times. Their pav-bhaji was awesome. :p
Back on topic, this is ridiculous. At least they could have told the owner to remove that text from future bills rather than showing such bullish behaviour.
 

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
lol , I saw that bill on Facebook a couple of days ago , posted by someone. I had a intuition about this. :p


Actually, IIRC, He put that line in bill when AC Restaurants were imposed a new tax. So quite old. Congress reacted quite late :D
 

Hrishi

******************
Some people are having hard time accepting that fact that their time is over now.
Do whatever you want to stop the defamation , but the truth and result of next year is quite inevitable.
 

Skyh3ck

Cyborg Agent
Some people are having hard time accepting that fact that their time is over now.
Do whatever you want to stop the defamation , but the truth and result of next year is quite inevitable.

you have said lot of things in these two lines.. pappu cant dance sala
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
Some people are having hard time accepting that fact that their time is over now.
Do whatever you want to stop the defamation , but the truth and result of next year is quite inevitable.

Well I highly doubt that because one thing I have noticed in the last year or so that the public is awesome when it comes to voting. With everyday polls suggesting anti-congress opinion, tv debates filled with scams involving congress leaders, online forums/blogs filled with anti-congress essays/letters/passages/messages, people congregating in every Ramlila maidan to support that 'this country needs another revolution' & whatnot!... What actually happens? Congress comes to power in Uttrakhand, Karnataka, Jharkhand, retains Manipur, now there's speculation of Congress-JD(U) alliance in Bihar, SP/BSP give outside support to Congress... Congress is the most powerful party of India & if any other party actually comes to power then we have seen what happened in the past. If people have so much problem with this party, why don't they go outside & vote against it? :-D
 

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
Well I highly doubt that because one thing I have noticed in the last year or so that the public is awesome when it comes to voting. With everyday polls suggesting anti-congress opinion, tv debates filled with scams involving congress leaders, online forums/blogs filled with anti-congress essays/letters/passages/messages, people congregating in every Ramlila maidan to support that 'this country needs another revolution' & whatnot!... What actually happens? Congress comes to power in Uttrakhand, Karnataka, Jharkhand, retains Manipur, now there's speculation of Congress-JD(U) alliance in Bihar, SP/BSP give outside support to Congress... Congress is the most powerful party of India & if any other party actually comes to power then we have seen what happened in the past. If people have so much problem with this party, why don't they go outside & vote against it? :-D

What happened in the past? NDA came to power in 1998. Ruled for 6 years. In retrospect, NDA seems to be much better than the present-day UPA.

Also, let's see if Congress is able to win even one assembly elections in MP, Rajasthan or Chattisgarh this year :D It most probably will even lose Delhi if BJP gets its act together.
 

Coldbreeze16

Journeyman
US has 2 party democracy so they get two options. We have multi party democracy but we don't have even half an option. Vote for evil or the big brother of evil *sigh*
 

theterminator

Wise Old Owl
What happened in the past? NDA came to power in 1998. Ruled for 6 years. In retrospect, NDA seems to be much better than the present-day UPA.
Compare that with Congress ruling since Independence. There was this hype of third-front & janata party....we all saw what happened & that hype is renewing again but will not affect since the regional parties have nothing in common. If NDA rule was much better than why it was voted out of power & why Congress again won in 2009? Whatever happens in 2014 will not change the equation because if by some miracle BJP does come to power then it will be highly unlikely that it will sustain given the internal mahabharata of the party.

Also, let's see if Congress is able to win even one assembly elections in MP, Rajasthan or Chattisgarh this year :D It most probably will even lose Delhi if BJP gets its act together.

Already BJP has suffered much damage with the Advani-Modi spat & with Rajnath Singh's covert PM ambitions , god knows what will happen with the BJP :-D.
 
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