BJP leader asks why Karnataka govt giving eggs in midday meals

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Children have mid-day meal at a government school in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru: BJP leader and wife of later union minister Ananth Kumar, Tejaswini Ananth Kumar on Tuesday asked why the Karnataka government was giving eggs to students in midday meals.

She argued that eggs are unacceptable to many vegetarians and asked the state government to design policies equal for all.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she said, “Why has our Karnataka govt decided to give eggs in midday meal? these are not the only source of nutrition. It is also exclusionary to many students who are vegetarians.”

“Our policies are to be designed such that every student has equal opportunity,” she opined.

Last month, the Karnataka Department of School Education and Literacy announced that eggs, bananas or peanut chikkis would be included in the midday meal scheme as part of ‘PM Poshan shakti Nirman’ for students of Classes 1-8 studying in government and aided schools for 46 days a year in all districts.

However, Education Minister BC Nagesh had clarified that no student will not be forced to consume eggs. “Vegetarians can choose between chikkis and bananas,” he said.

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