Poha for food? Definitely Bangladeshis, says BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya

Speaking at the seminar, Kailash Vijayvargiya also claimed that a Bangladeshi terrorist was keeping a watch on him for the last one-and-a-half years

Speaking at the seminar, Vijayvargiya also claimed that a Bangladeshi terrorist was keeping a watch on him for the last one-and-a-half years. Photo: Twitter

Just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that anti-CAA protesters can be recognised by their clothes, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya now seems to be identifying Bangladeshis by what they eat.

While addressing a gathering of pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters on Thursday (January 23), Vijayvargiya, the national general secretary of the BJP said he suspected that some of the construction labourers who were working at his house recently, were Bangladeshi, as they had “strange” eating habits and mostly ate “poha” (flattened rice).

“I suspected these workers were residents of Bangladesh. Two days after I became suspicious, they stopped working at my house,” he told reporters later.

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“I have not filed any police complaint yet. I only mentioned this incident to warn people,” he said.

Speaking at the seminar, Vijayvargiya 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?” he asked.

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“Don’t get confused by rumours. The CAA is in the interest of the country. This law will provide asylum to genuine refugees and identify intruders who are a threat to the country’s internal security,” he said.

Vijayvargiya’s remarks have drawn criticism on social media and united foodies across the nation. While many questioned how “poha” was an indicator of nationality, others told him that it is not only a staple for the poor, but also a go-to breakfast of many across the country.

Poha is a humble food, consumed in both savoury and sweet form usually for breakfast in India.

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