Opinion | Why Has The BJP Undertaken A War On Momos?

Looking at the whims and fancies of ministers and with no dearth of the ridiculous statements made by them in India, the next on the ban list is  momos. After chowmein being branded as a cause for rape, and let’s not even get into the beef row, the most recent food item to generate controversy is the popular streetfood momo. BJP MLC in Jammu and Kashmir, Ramesh Arora, has now declared that Chinese food is “destroying the Indian food culture”, and is on a mission to remove such items from India’s foodscape. And for Arora, it’s all starting with the humble momo.