BJP govt in Gujarat renames Dragon Fruit as 'Kamalam', CM Rupani says 'outer shape of fruit resembles lotus'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government in Gujarat has renamed the Dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’ saying the outer shape of the fruit “resembles a lotus”.

“State government has decided to rename Dragon Fruit. As the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, hence Dragon Fruit shall be renamed as ‘Kamalam’,” Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani was quoted by ANI as saying.