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Fish is on the menu

Ditching its usual practice of serving vegetarian food during official events, the Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opted to serve non-vegetarian food at a workshop. Held on the banks of the Haldi river, near the town of Haldia in southern Bengal, the four-day workshop for BJP's state workers served hilsa, prawn and katla fish. The change in menu had to be accommodated as party workers were uncomfortable with the strict vegetarian diet, a local BJP leader said. A Bengali meal without fish was too much to demand, said BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh. "Everyone was asking ...