AICC Session: Food for thought and food to tickle the palate

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New Delhi, Nov 16 (UNI) While there will be enough food for thought at tomorrow's high-profile session of the All India Congress Committee, there will also be choicest food on the plate to tickle the palate of attending delegates.

Apart from being a serious stock-taking exercise, AICC sessions have always been imbued with all the trappings of a jamboree, including a lavish spread of mouth-watering cuisine.

''We have made all the arrangements to make tomorrow's session a veritable gastronomical delight for the attending delegates,'' an official of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) said.

For the breakfast, it is going to be a mix of both South Indian and North Indian delicacies. Thus, one can have a pick from idli, dosa and sambhar vada, which have now acquired a pan-Indian flavour.

There will also be ubiquitious north Indian food like poori sabzi, bedmi, chilla chat and famous varieties of chhat of Old Delhi.

For those having a sweet tooth, there will be hot jalebi with a topping of rabri, moong halwa and hot gulab jamun.

However, it is going to be a purely vegetarian fare. The list of vegetables includes matar korma, dal makhni, aaloo dum, kadhi chawal, aaloo gobhi. There will be coffee, tea, cold milk, sweet curd and sreekhand.

Top leaders of the Congress, led by party President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, besides at least 11 chief ministers, cabinet ministers and over 2000 delegates are to attend the day-long session, which will be the shortest conclave.

Faced with multiple problems that have triggered serious fissures in the UPA coalition at the Centre, paricularly on the civil nuclear deal, top leadership of the Congress is all set to unveil an action plan for rejuvenating the party by giving a clarion call to its cadres to face the coming elections, particularly in Gujarat, with a renewed vigour.

''We have made arrangements to ensure that delegates eat their hearts out. After all, there is going to be food for thought as well,'' the official said.

UNI

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