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Know how Manohar Parrikar’s cooking once ended IIT-Bombay hostel strike

Bakul Desai, Parrikar’s junior recalled and said, “Our hostel mess fee was Rs 180 per month. In order to reduce the price, he went to Byculla market to buy vegetables himself. The idea was adopted by our mess contractor and the fees were reduced to Rs 160,” . Desai further said, “At every alumni meet, members were handed a coupon for lunch. Despite his status as the defence minister [from 2014-2017], he would hold the coupon and stand in the queue year after year. He always asked his security to step away when he was with friends.”

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