Kharagpur (West Bengal) [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Raising questions on plastic eggs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked whether there are any plastic eggs as such or is it a hoax.
"I talked with Bengal poultry foundation. There is 80 lakhs egg production in our state, so there is no fear. Till now our investigation didn't get any suspicious result but investigation is going on. I heard that plastic egg is not produced by Bengal. So I raised question which is costlier plastic egg or normal egg. The poultry foundation said our egg is cheaper than plastic egg. So I have curiosity what is it," Mamata said.
Giving a green signal, she said eggs in Bengal can be consumed.
A man was arrested earlier on April 1 for selling 'artificial eggs' containing plastic-like material from Kolkata's Park Circus area.
On the basis of a complaint made on Thursday by a consumer of these eggs, Mohammed Shamim Ansari was arrested on Friday.
However, in his defence Shamim claimed that the eggs were of duck and if kept in refrigerator for a day and then consumed, become like plastic.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has ordered an investigation into the same. (ANI)