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‘Will go home & have fish curry’: Derek O’Brien at Hamid Ansari’s ‘veg only’ farewell dinner

Derek O’Brien was disappointed with the ‘veg only’ menu at the farewell dinner for outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari and took to Twitter to share his feelings.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2017 16:57 IST
Samiksha Pattanaik
Derek O’Brien’s tweet  got a lot of attention with many empathising with his situation. (HT Filephoto, Derek O’Brien /Twitter)
Derek O’Brien’s tweet got a lot of attention with many empathising with his situation. (HT Filephoto, Derek O’Brien /Twitter)

Trinamool Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien was disappointed with the ‘veg only’ menu at the farewell dinner for outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari and took to Twitter to share his feelings.

The dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other cabinet members including finance minister Arun Jaitley and parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar.

“Here at farewell dinner hosted by LS Speaker for VP Hamid Ansari. All mantris, Oppn leaders present. Veg only! Will go home & have fish curry,” the MP tweeted expressing his desire for non-vegetarian food.

His tweet got a lot of attention with many empathising with his situation.

“LOL... can understand the sentiment :D,” Twitter user @SusMee said.

Some saw it as the government’s attempt to impose ‘vegetarianism’.

“Next time order some Pizzas. Let the govt realize that they can’t impose their eating habits on everyone else,” wrote @saifiqbal123.

“This “Vegetarian India” campaign should stop! Its seems to be like an unwritten agenda!” @1younameme added.

Others were quick to point out that the ‘occasion’ should be given more importance than the food served.

“Food is more important than farewell, wow,” said @CAMojoJojo. “What is more important? Menu or the occasion?” questioned @akhileshsharma1.

Here’re some of the reactions to his tweet