Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was here in connection with a defamation case, on Friday gave his Circuit House lunch a miss for traditional Gujarati food at a private restaurant in the plush Law Garden area of the city.
Accompanied by party leaders including treasurer Ahmed Patel, GPCC president Amit Chavda, Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani, Mr Gandhi, on his way to from the Circuit House to the metro court for hearing in the case, stopped over at a private restaurant for an authentic Gujarati food.
During Assembly election campaign in Gujarat in 2017, he had dined at the restaurant and relished street food, besides traditional snacks and sweets.
Former state president Bharat Solanki, who was also accompanying him, later told mediapersons that Mr Gandhi had initially planned to have lunch in the circuit house but suddenly changed his mind.
The Gandhi scion had dhokla, fadi ni khichadi, coconut water there and also allowed people to take selfies with him.
Deputy leader of the Congress legislature party Shailesh Parmar said that after appearance in the court, Rahul would also meet party MLAs in the circuit house.