This MLA claims jackfruit can prevent AIDS!

This MLA claims jackfruit can prevent AIDS!

Udupi: Some politicians are known for issuing funny, sometimes embarrassing statements and thus they exhibit their level of knowledge.

And this time it is Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat's turn. During a function at the district headquarters he said that one can prevent diseases like AIDS by eating jackfruit. "I heard many people telling me like this," the MLA said at a two-day Jackfruit Mela organised in Doddanagudde Shivalli.

Moreover, he presided over the same event organised by Udupi district administration, Zilla Panchayat, Horticulture Department and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Scheme Udupi.

Mr Raghupathi Bhat also added that jackfruit can cure diabetes also.

The 49-year-old MLA won the Udupi constituency last month by defeating former minister and Congress candidate Pramod Madhwaraj.

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