A dragon fruit, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat wants to rename after the lotus flower. Photo: SCMP
A dragon fruit, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat wants to rename after the lotus flower. Photo: SCMP
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Indian state of Gujarat renames dragon fruit to spite China, gets roasted online

  • In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, the fruit will now be known as ‘kamalam’ after the Sanskrit name for lotus
  • Officials said the word dragon is ‘associated with China’ – despite India mainly importing the fruits from Vietnam and South America

A dragon fruit, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat wants to rename after the lotus flower. Photo: SCMP
A dragon fruit, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat wants to rename after the lotus flower. Photo: SCMP
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