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Dhaba serving NaMo rotis in Varanasi asked to shut down

Varanasi: Police on Friday asked a 'dhaba' selling rotis with 'NaMo' mark to shut shop after complaints from certain groups, to which BJP said that the "Modi stamp" on the people's hearts can't be removed."Police

PTI [ Updated: May 10, 2014 12:42 IST ]
dhaba serving namo rotis in varanasi asked to shut down
dhaba serving namo rotis in varanasi asked to shut down

Varanasi: Police on Friday asked a 'dhaba' selling rotis with 'NaMo' mark to shut shop after complaints from certain groups, to which BJP said that the "Modi stamp" on the people's hearts can't be removed.


"Police can stop Modi stamp on rotis, but they can't remove the stamp that our Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has left on hearts of people of Varanasi," senior BJP leader Amit Shah said.

Shah, considered to be very close to Modi and is camping here for Lok Sabha campaigning, was replying to reporters' query about police action against an eatery selling rotis imprinted with NaMo -- the initials for Narendra Modi -- and slogans like 'Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar'.

Senior police officers said that the action was taken after complaints from general public and even some political leaders for such "vieled election campaigning".

The dhaba owner refused to comment on the police action, saying he has been asked not to speak on this matter.

The poll fever in this holy town has entered totally uncharted territories of rotis, laddoos, balloons, bricks and jackets, as BJP supporters are placing mass orders of many products with 'NaMo' mark while makers of these items are happily reciprocating to cash on these "electoral gains".

This dhaba was putting the 'NaMo' mark and BJP symbol Lotus on rotis made for their customers, although there were also been instances when customers have refused to eat there after being served these items.

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