‘Lazy’ mothers to blame for rise in Maggi sale: BJP MLA

"I don't know why the mothers have become so lazy? Mothers of our generation used to serve homemade food like 'paratha', 'halwa' and 'sivaia' to their children," said Usha Thakur.

By: Press Trust of India | Indore | Updated: June 7, 2015 4:25 pm
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With many states banning Maggi over mounting food safety concern, a BJP MLA has sought to blame “new generation mothers” for rise in its sale, saying they have become “lazy” and hence feed their children two-minute noodles.

“I don’t know why the mothers have become so lazy (that they feed their kids instant noodles)? Mothers of our generation used to serve homemade food like ‘paratha’, ‘halwa’ and ‘sivaia’ to their children,” Usha Thakur, a ruling party MLA from the city had on Saturday said while justifying the ban on sale of Maggi noodles.

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Thakur’s remarks drew sharp reaction from Opposition Congress which said the woman legislator has disrespected mothers. “The BJP MLA, by dubbing Indian mothers as lazy, has shown disrespect towards them. For this, she must apologise to them,” said Archana Jaiswal, a senior Congress leader on Sunday.

“Her statement is laughable and has no basis,” said Jaiswal, a former State unit President of Mahila Congress. Thakur had also said the Government’s banning Maggi was a step in the right direction and served public health interest. “Instant food items like Maggi noodles should be boycotted,” the BJP legislator had said.

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  1. Haradhan Mandal
    Jun 7, 2015 at 6:03 pm
    Our daughters are getting educated, getting professional degrees/qualifications (Beti Padhao) . They have jobs - they guide/coach/tutor their children every day. They also cook BF - Lunch , make tiffin, cook part of the dinner before they leave for work - thru traffic jams that takes away 2 hrs PLUS daily while commuting. It is part of "Development" in modern age - we are not in the age of Ramayana.
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      Anuradha Kalhan
      Jun 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm
      Why do all these religious fundamentalist types everywhere support oppression and hatred of women ? No sooner do they get an opening they say something mindless against mothers, daughters, wives even rape , acid attack victims are not spared.
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        Archana
        Jun 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm
        Absolutely Tru
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          Ashutosh
          Jun 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm
          I agree - 2 minute noodle has a lot many difference in nutritional value than the traditional home made stuff - paratha - Dosa - Idli - Wada - Aloo Poha - etc etc.
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Jun 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm
            Yes, there is some amount of truth in it. Because of other commitment pressure and because most ladies are now working, Maggi provides instant solution for our immediate food needs. Hence it is a favourite in every household. And it tastes good.
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