Home || In the News
 

BJP Lawmaker in J&K Calls For Ban on Momos

Posted On :: Thursday 8th June 2017
"Momo is a killer and we cannot allow a killer to grow in a civilised society. Ajinomoto is dangerous for health."
"Momo is a killer and we cannot allow a killer to grow in a civilised society. Ajinomoto is dangerous for health."
By: G Plus Digital Desk

BJP lawmaker MLC Ramesh Arora has ruffled more than a few feathers by demanding a ban on what is undoubtedly one of India’s most popular street foods – the momo. Arora has criticised the dumplings as being both addictive and a health hazard, and feels that it should be boycotted immediately.

Our teenagers are getting addicted to the dumplings like drugs. It’s spoiling their health. We have to stop it. - MLC Ramesh Arora, Member, J&K Legislative Council

According to a report by the National Herald, there seem to be undertones of xenophobia in Arora’s rhetoric as, he is conscious of the fact that “foreigners including Bangladeshi and Burmese” are usually the ones involved in the momo business.

Arora’s distaste for the momo is evident in his step to organise a conference on the issue in Jammu, which saw senior members of J&K High Court Bar Association, doctors, academics, municipal corporation officials, Drug and Food Control department and the district administration, in attendance.

The report also claims that Arora’s dislike for momos can be linked to his conviction that Ajinomoto, the salt used in the dumplings is a threat to one’s health. The report quotes Arora as saying:

"Momo is a killer and we cannot allow a killer to grow in a civilised society. Ajinomoto is dangerous for health."

 

For his comments against the widely loved street food, Arora got trolled by Twitter users:

 

Shehzad Poonawalla @Shehzad_Ind

@RazdanNidhi 

RSS says Gosht chod do! BJP says Momos chod do!!Sangh Parivar has become the "food police" & v have to get r menu card approved from Nagpur

 Sagarika Ghose @sagarikaghose

 

OK folks. Another ban coming up. Momos to be declared as anti-national

 José Covaco @HoeZaay

 

Well it's about time. Momos are a menace to society. 

 

(This report was published on The Quint)

 
 
 
Movies
     
 
 
 
Events
 
 
 Home           About Us            News            Entertainment            Lifestyle            Gallery            Contact
 
 
 
         
 
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed, 2016 © G plus. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2016 Insight Brandcom Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.
Powered by Web.com (India) Pvt. Ltd.