Original title: India’s local government plans to change the name of “pitaya” because it has something to do with China
Is pitaya going to be renamed? The local government of Gujarat in western India has decided to rename “dragon fruit” as “kamalam,” the Asian News International News Agency (ANI) reported Tuesday. And according to the state
According to the chief minister, the reason for the change is related to China.
Asia News International (ANI): Gujarat government renamed pitaya “kamalam”
According to the report, Gujarat chief minister rupani said on the 19th local time that the local government has decided to change the name of “pitaya” to “kamalam” because the fruit looks like a lotus. In Sanskrit, “kamalam” also means lotus.
Asked about the reasons for the change, the minister added, “the name ‘dragon fruit’ is associated with ‘China’ and we have changed our name.”.
The report also mentioned that pitaya has become very popular in India in recent years.
After the announcement of the renaming decision, it caused hot discussion among Twitter users.
Some netizens satirized that for the local government, “the most important problem is to rename the fruit.”
“In our country, we are going through a lot of problems, but they (local governments) don’t care about them. For (local governments), the main problem is to rename the fruit.”
“That’s great… When you have crazy people running a state, it’s much more than expected… Now it’s almost over to rename the city…”