Congress alleges 'plastic eggs' being sold in Goa; demands actionLast updated on Jul 31, 2018, 06:00 pm
The Congress today alleged that "plastic eggs" are being sold in Goa and demanded action from the Goa Government to check the practice.
Raising the issue in the Legislative Assembly, Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco displayed three eggs, which he claimed are made up of plastic.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of BJP said these eggs would be tested in laboratories.
Lourenco blames the FDA for failing to check the practice
"I have brought three eggs to show them to you. These are plastic eggs which are being sold in Goa," Lourenco said.
Lourenco said such artificial eggs are harmful to the health of Goans and sought action against the people involved in this business.
The MLA said the Department of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has failed to act to check the practice.
Parrikar says will get the eggs tested
In his reply, CM Parrikar said nobody can manufacture plastic eggs.
"I will get the eggs checked in laboratories. We will also send one of the eggs to the Center (for testing). There cannot be a plastic egg," Parrikar said.
He also appealed to the opposition party not to indulge in any speculation over the genuineness of the eggs.