Murderous momos? Twitter can’t digest BJP MLA’s tirade against the snack
Not many were impressed with the BJP MLA’s call for a ban on the street snack that has become popular across the countryindia Updated: Jun 08, 2017 20:47 IST
A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator’s call for a ban on the momo, a street snack, is all that many on Twitter were talking about on Thursday.
“Momos have been found to be the root cause of several life-threatening diseases, including cancer of the intestine,” said Ramesh Arora, a BJP legislator and a lawyer, on Wednesday. He cited scientific evidence to support his claim, referring particularly to the use of monosodium glutamate, a common ingredient in many Asian dishes.
A street snack with origins in Nepal and Tibet, the momo has become popular across India.
Naturally, there were many who were not impressed with Arora’s suggestion.
One wrong delivery from Asian/ Tibetan restaurant and a nincompoop declares war on momos. Sir, please stick to naan and butter chicken.— Chutney (@SevPotato) June 8, 2017
Some also suggested that the BJP leader was keeping up with a tendency by politicians to make outlandish statements.
Every day, a new BJP hero emerges, who puts all other party members to shame. Today's winner - https://t.co/UTKZdQ3IZC— Raj Das (@beyalora) June 7, 2017
I am surprised they also didn't say Momos cause rape.— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) June 8, 2017
And there were some that supported the BJP leader. A bunch of Tweets said he was correct in opposing MSG use, while some others saw even bigger issues with momos, like this user:
Ate almost everyday and trust me the headache is now an everyday issue with me. He is not moron. Dog meat being used in momos in delhi.— Vishal Sharma (@bhainskipooonch) June 8, 2017