New Delhi: After Congress leader Raj Babbar's Rs. 12 meal claim, Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has started another controversy by saying that a person can have a full meal for Re. 1 if he desires.
"If you want, you can fill your stomach in Re. 1 or Rs. 100, depending on what you want to eat," Abdullah told reporters.
"We are working to change the life of the poor so they can eat well be healthy and India can progress," he said.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rasheed Masood said he spends less than Rs. 5 on his meals.
"In Delhi you can get a whole meal for Rs. 5, but I don't know about Mumbai. I myself spend less than Rs 5 on my meals," Masood told media.
Earlier, Congress leader and yesteryear actor Raj Babbar triggered a controversy by saying that people can have full meal at Rs 12 in Mumbai even today.
Speaking to media on Wednesday, Babbar said: "Even today in Mumbai city, I can have a full meal at Rs 12."
He said people can have rice, dal, daal saambhar with mixed vegetables in the Rs. 12 meal.