The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) on Friday dismissed the government's 'no onion, no garlic' justification to scrap the MoU signed with it for supplying food to 198 Indira Canteens in Bengaluru. Iskcon, in fact, hinted at politics behind the issue.
According to government and Iskcon sources, pressure from the hoteliers' lobby is said to have led to scrapping the deal, as this section felt any move to centralize the system by getting Ikscon alone to supply food would hurt its business immensely. "Hoteliers were worried that if Iskcon supplies food across the city, then they'd lose a substantial portion of their business at specific high-volume locations," said a senior government official...........................Read more
Source: The Times of India