Hema Malini, the Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Mathura, on Thursday, November 21, while interacting with media said that she has demanded a monkey safari in Mathur.
“Also, there should be fruit bearing trees in forests. Monkeys have picked up food habits of humans which is not healthy for them. They don’t want fruits now, but samosa & fruity,” the MP was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Mathura MP had in April 2019 attributed the monkey menace in the Mathura-Vrindavan area to visitors “spoiling them by feeding them with samosas and Frooti”, and stressed they should only be given fruits.
Interacting with local people at the Sudama Kuti Vrindavan, Hema Malini, responding to a query on the “monkey problem”, had said: “Where will the monkey go? It’s co-existence. The problem is the visitors give Frooti and samosa to them, which spoils them. Usko sirf phal dijiye (only give fruits to the monkey).”