Won't mind giving up vegetarian ways for Hilsa: PM

Manmohan Singh
Dhaka, Sep 5: He might have been a vegetarian for life, but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is willing to break his green code, just for a taste of the mouth watering Bengali delicacy Hilsa.

Singh, who is headed for a two-day visit to Dhaka tomorrow, the first by an Indian Prime Minister since 1999, said on the eve of his visit that he would not mind making an exception for the Bengali dish.

"I am willing to break my vegetarian vow because I have heard about the delicious dish of Hilsa fish," he said, in a lighter vein, during an interview to Bangladesh's national news agency BSS, ahead of his much-awaited Dhaka tour.

"I am vegetarian... (but) I am willing to make that exception (about my vegetarian status)," he joked.

The Prime Minister made the comment when asked about Hilsa fish being very popular in India.


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