Eleven kg motichoor laddoos, 16.5 kg cream, 16.5 kg sugar, 22 kg flour and a team of 12 cooks — a night before the Lok Sabha results are declared, Bengali Pastry Shop is busy preparing 10 ‘laddoo cakes’, ordered by the Delhi BJP.
“There is one 8 kg cake with sponge, cream and laddoos, and the rest nine cakes are 5 kg each. These are round cakes with laddoos at the centre. We have to deliver them by 2 pm Thursday,” said Umesh Aggarwal, who owns the pastry shop in Bengali Market. The 54-year-old said that a half-kg cake sample was sent to Delhi BJP media co-incharge Neelkant Bakshi Tuesday and the shop received the order Wednesday evening. “The cake is priced at Rs 900-Rs 1,000 per kg,” said Aggarwal.
On Wednesday afternoon, though, laddoos are the least of everyone’s preoccupations at the BJP’s central office at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. The swanky headquarters is being prepped for the results, and for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is expected to visit Thursday. On Wednesday, party president Amit Shah held a meeting at the headquarters. READ MORE
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