NEW DELHI — After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) registered its spectacular win in Delhi Assembly polls for the third time consecutively and inflicted devastating defeat to the mighty BJP in key state elections, Delhiites opted to rejoice in a unique way. They chose to eat and feed others Biryani.
On Tuesday, the Biryani sales in Delhi soared high on demand some restaurateurs even offered discounts to cash in on the sudden surge in orders for the traditional rice-based delicacy, reported The Economic Times.
Even social media was abuzz with posts of citizens announcing celebrations with Biryani, a rice based delicacy, known for celebratory occasions and wedding functions and other parties.
The report credited the surge in sales of Biryani to the comments made by senior BJP leaders, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during election campaign in Delhi, about the AAP serving the dish to anti-citizenship law protesters gathered at Shaheen Bagh.
“The Kejriwal government provides biryani to the people sitting at protests at Shaheen Bagh and other places,” Adityanath had said at some election rallies he had addressed in Delhi, it added.
Many restaurants even offered promotional offers and special discounts for the occasion.
Speaking to The Economic Times, Raymond Andrews, the co-founder of a biryani chain in Delhi, said: “We have seen a higher uptake on our orders. Biryani as a cuisine is celebratory by nature, be it a birthday, an anniversary or friends celebrating.”
Vishal Jindal, another restaurant owner, stated that they witnessed a pickup in sales despite it being a Tuesday, the report said, adding that many Indian citizens refrain from consuming non-vegetarian food on Tuesdays for religious reasons.
Hundreds of women are sitting on road at Shaheen Bagh in protest against CAA, NRC and NPR for almost two months now. This 24-hour sit-in which has got attention of global media even has inspired many such protests across India.