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Kerala Minister's 'Remark' Gets Many Free Eggs, Milk

by 5m Editor
10 December 2007, at 10:43am

INDIA - A remark credited to Kerala Food and Civil Supplies Minister C. Divakaran has led to a novel protest from the Congress, offering people free eggs, milk and chicken in the capital Sunday.


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"People of Kerala should change their diet and replace rice with an egg, a glass of milk and chicken curry."
Divakaran of the Communist Party of India

A group of Youth Congress activists turned up in front of the State Secretariat and distributed eggs, a glass of milk and chicken fry to passers-by.

'The minister is a shame to Kerala. He must resign immediately. We are protesting against what he said on Thursday. A kilogram of rice now costs Rs.20. He has failed to ensure proper supplies at cheap rates, and then he asks people to have an egg, a glass of milk and also chicken curry,' said Abhilash, a Youth Congress office-bearer.

Divakaran of the Communist Party of India (CPI) allegedly said in Trissur Thursday: 'People of Kerala should change their diet and replace rice with an egg, a glass of milk and chicken curry.'

State Congress president Ramesh Chennithala said this was an irresponsible statement from a minister and he should step down.

'Does he know what he is talking about? It is sad that we have a minister who speaks like this,' said Chennithala.

Source: EarthTimes.org

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