‘Will go home and have fish’: A ‘sad’ Derek O’Brien tweets after Sumitra Mahajan’s ‘veg only’ farewell dinner for Hamid Ansari

Should have taken a little tiffin box along. I am sure the others would have wanted to partake as well," "Next time order some Pizzas. Let the govt realize that they cannot impose their eating habits on everyone else," were some of the responses to his tweet.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 3, 2017 11:29 am
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Have you been to family functions with the only hope of digging into some scrumptious chicken and fish dishes, but ended up with a broken heart after looking at the ‘vegetarian only’ menu? Well, you have found company in Derek O’Brien. The Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal was in attendance at a farewell dinner hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for Vice-President Hamid Ansari. He was so dismayed to know the line-up of vegetarian dishes that he took to Twitter to share his ‘agony’ and in the end wrote (probably as a note to himself) – “Will go home & have fish curry.” Yes, we could relate and it seems many on Twitter could as well.

This is O’Brien’s tweet.

Take a look at some of the reactions his tweet generated.

While many ’empathised’ with the MP and lend their support to him, others had some suggestions for him to consider probably the next time? “Should have taken a little tiffin box along. I am sure the others would have wanted to partake as well,” “Next time order some Pizzas. Let the govt realize that they cannot impose their eating habits on everyone else,” were some of the responses to his tweet. Clearly, while there were people making light of his tweet, others interpreted this as the government’s imposition of food habits on people and probably an extension of their ban on consumption of beef. Others took the opportunity to come up with funny puns like “So farewell to both Ansari and Mansahari” which also hinted at the imposition of food habits on people of late.

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    sharma
    Aug 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm
    BHUKKHAD HAI. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER HE ATTENDED AT GUN POINT OR HE ASKED HIS HOST FOR THE MENU. NEXT TIME THE INVITE WILL BE FORMAL DRESS AND MENU ATTACHED. OR MULTIPLE OPTIONS VEG NON VEG, SUGAR NON SUGAR , GLUTEN FREE, HALAL JHATKA ETC. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNNECESSARY! I AM SURE HE MUST HAVE ATTENDED JAIN WEDDING???
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      alice
      Aug 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm
      he is actually trying to impose his habits on others.. sumitra mahajan may be vegetarian.. why should she kill animals for others when she will not do it for herself..??
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        blackpower
        Aug 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm
        sumitra is not killing any animals? but it may interest you to know that the pest control in her dwelling has killed many lizards, roaches, rats, ants, and many more species. inside sumitra mahajan's body, the WBC are working overtime to kill the so-called malignant pathgoens (living organisms). sumitra is not killing animals -true- it is the butcher that kills the chicken/goat/fish - not sumitra mahajan.
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        Rajesh Patel
        Aug 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm
        He should better have ball's curry MC, BC...
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          Indian
          Aug 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm
          u sanghis must be trying this ball curry in each of ur functions.
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            Pluto
            Aug 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm
            should have given these b tards pork to eat....
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            blackpower
            Aug 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm
            what manners! definitely graduated from the nagpore school - RSS school of etiquette
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            mahendra vihtlani
            Aug 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm
            One wonders if barred from nonveg for a day o brien is sad This is straight case of non cooperation.
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              satvik
              Aug 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm
              Pork was missed as well....or not
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                blackpower
                Aug 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm
                pork is very tasty - so is bacon, ham sausage. beef/veal very tasty - try tbone steak
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                M M
                Aug 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm
                Darek showing his and TMC's Reckless and silly behaviour. If somebody is hosting a party , the menu will be according to his or her desire not for every guests wish. How nomadic to make such a comment, it spoils the Bengals culture and practice.
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                  p g
                  Aug 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm
                  Mr O'Brian, go home and have FROG's LEG. It tastes better than chicken and the your party. Who cares what you eat or not.
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                    vvvvv
                    Aug 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                    This is true they cannot change when such people comes to other parties eat all non vegetrain dishes even those who are at Govt bully and fatty acid just observe they only eat vege and live with health. These cheap political gaining sympathy... Jai Hind
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