Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari but Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien missed having fish curry. The dinner was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cabinet colleagues including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar only had vegetarian food on the menu. Derek O’Brien took to Twitter saying that only vegetarian food was available at the dinner and he missed non-vegetarian food. He took to Twitter saying, “Here at farewell dinner hosted by LS Speaker for VP Hamid Ansari. All mantris, Oppn leaders present. Veg only! Will go home & have fish curry.”
A lot of social media users related to Derek’s problem with many supporting him. A Twitter user commented saying, “You @quizderek should have taken a little tiffin box along. I’m sure the others would have wanted to partake as well.” While someone else tweeted, “Hope you can get a drink at least”. Another social media user tweeted, “This “Vegetarian India” campaign should stop! Its seems to be like an unwritten agenda!” Air Vistara Takes a Dig at Air India Over Choice of Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian Food On Board
Here is what he tweeted:
And here is how Twitterati reacted:
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In 2007, Mohammad Hamid Ansari was sworn in as Vice President and becomes the first VP to serve office along with three different Presidents. As per reports, there was some problem with invitation cards which distressed some ministers. Reportedly the invites were sent out only in Hindi and had no translation in English. According to a PTI report, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad were also present. At the farewell, Sumitra Mahajan presented a painting to Ansari, and also gifted a memento to his wife Salma Ansari. Ansari who served as the 12th Vice-President of the country was also Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. He will leave his office on August 10.