Facing severe water shortage and high vegetable prices, restaurants/hotels serving South Indian meals are mulling ways to tackle the situation, including stopping lunch meals, said an official of a hotel association.
Gandhi has been elected to Parliament from Kerala's Wayanad. He had also contested from his family borough of Uttar Pradesh's Amethi but was defeated by BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes.
Police said the incident took place at around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday in the emergency ward of the AIIMS Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre when a patient with a foot injury reached there for treatment.
The patients' waiting rooms of NRS Medical College and Hospital - the epicentre of the protests - have been over-occupied since the cease-work started last Tuesday, forcing many of families to spend nights under the open sky despite occasional rains.
Addressing the media after the party's parliamentary board meeting at the BJP headquarters here, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said: "At the meeting today, Amit Shah said that he was unable to give enough time to the party, as he was also in-charge of the Union Home Ministry."
Earlier, police sources had said two militants had been killed in the gunfight in Bidoora village of Anantnag and their bodies recovered, but now said that that only one militant's body was recovered from the site.