New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has created a stir on social media platforms after he declared that a man is known by the food he eats.
BJP leader’s comment that his suspicions were aroused after workers ate poha draws snarky reactions.
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has attracted a torrent of criticism on social media, particularly in West Bengal, after his comments about the eating habits of labourers.
Vijayvargiya said that the construction workers at his house had “strange eating habits” that aroused suspicions about their nationality.
The labourers were only consuming poha, a popular dish made from flattened rice, Vijayvargiya said at a seminar on the Citizenship Amendment Act in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
“I suspected these workers were residents of Bangladesh,” he said. “Two days after I became suspicious, they stopped working at my house.”
Vijayvargiya’s bizarre comment caused a barrage of reactions from social media users.
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) January 25, 2020
Food has attained an unfathomable importance in Indian politics since BJP rose to power. The rhetoric of food good be a good topic of research for political communication scholars and political scientists. Go, grab the topic before others take it up.#Poha#KailashVijayvargiya
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) January 24, 2020
You are declared now Bangladeshis now. Welcome to our world. #Poha
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) January 24, 2020
You can identify the nationality of a person by #Poha. Then why bring NRC ,CAA ,NPR. 😊
— Waris Pathan (@warispathan) January 24, 2020
Sudama best childhood friend of Shree Krishna had offered Krishna a pouch of #Poha when paid visit to him..Lord relished it and till today Poha is being offered as prasad to Lord Krishna.
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) January 24, 2020