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Friday, Aug 23, 2019

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 country

india Updated: Jun 08, 2017 20:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A momo vendor in  Sector 15 market, Chandigarh.
A momo vendor in Sector 15 market, Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma / HT File )

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.

Some also suggested that the BJP leader was keeping up with a tendency by politicians to make outlandish statements.

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:

First Published: Jun 08, 2017 11:25 IST

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