Stall owners do a roaring trade at rally

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Old 10-Jul-2011
Stall owners do a roaring trade at rally


The owner of Lucky Tea Stall was indeed feeling lucky. Naresh Chand Gupta did not sleep at night as he was doing the ‘business of a life time' — thanks due to a rush of people at the venue for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally Saturday.

"I have never done such huge business in the eight years of selling tea here. Aligarh is not usually known for rallies," Gupta, in his late 40s, said.

Selling chaat, fried snacks, fruits, sweetmeats, nimbu-paani (lemonade), tea and water, street food vendors did brisk business at Rahul Gandhi's rally at Exhibition Ground. Scores of makeshift food stalls sprung up.

And even heavy rain did not deter the food vendors.

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