A New Addition To The Vegetarian Family
If the Madhya Pradesh Fisheries Minister has his way, vegetarians worldwide would have a new eating option. The Minister has said that prawns are very similar in nature to eggs and since eggs have been considered as vegetarian (??), prawns should also be given the same vegetarian status. (Hat-Tip: Eshwar)
Madhya Pradesh Fisheries Minister Moti Kashyap is facing an angry backlash from the state's Jain community for having claimed that prawns are vegetarian food.
In his eagerness to promote prawn culture in Madhya Pradesh, Kashyap has put forth arguments that haven't gone down too well with some.
"Like eggs, the protein content in prawns is very high. Both are covered in shells. Scientists consider eggs vegetarian. Therefore, I have labelled prawns as vegetarian too," he said.
Other similarities suggested by Kashyap are that eggs and prawns both solidify after being boiled, and like poultry eggs do not hatch, prawns too do not reproduce in fresh water.
Since the Minister’s convincing skills are pretty good, I strongly recommend that the Union Petroleum Ministry use his skills to justify the petro price hike.