Delhi Election 2020: BJP leader's Poha remark on Bangladeshis stirs Twitter storm
New Delhi : BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya's remark became a piece of joke on Twitter after he said that he suspected that some of the construction labourers working at his house were Bangladeshis by noticing their "strange eating habits".
During an event in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, he claimed that some of the workers at his house ate only poha, which aroused suspicion about their nationality.
When a new room was being added to his house, he found the "eating habits" of some of the workers "strange" as "they were eating only 'poha' (flattened rice)", the 63-year-old BJP leader said.
"I suspected these workers were residents of Bangladesh. Two days after I became suspicious, they stopped working at my house," Mr Vijayvargiya told reporters. "I have not filed any police complaint yet. I only mentioned this incident to warn people."
The Twitter users found his remarks funny and replied back with jokes.
From now onwards Poha is also anti national 😔😤🥱😅😔— Bhau Galande (@corona_maibhi) January 24, 2020
Learnt 2 things about food in the last few days:— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) January 24, 2020
1. Halwa is auspicious.
2. Poha is suspicious.
While many found him illogical as the remarks were made in Indore where Poha is a popular breakfast dish.
A group of Bangladeshis enjoying #Poha in Indore. #kailashvijayvargiya https://t.co/8jaoHfz6ak pic.twitter.com/l8EJ8ub8I9— Tweet Potato (@newshungree) January 24, 2020
Umm.. so if u eat poha u are a bangladeshi?? 🤔🤔🤔 This 'leader' is from indore btw.. a place famous for poha.. what else would the labourer eat🤦🤦🤦 https://t.co/n23C3sRynG— Handwritten⁷ DREAMS (@BtsHandwritten) January 23, 2020
During the event, he also claimed that a Bangladeshi terrorist was keeping a watch on him for the last one and a half years.
"Whenever I go out, six armed security personnel follow me. What is happening in this country? Will outside people enter and spread so much terror? The CAA is in the interest of the country," he said.