BJP leader and Meghalaya cabinet minister Sanbor Shullai on Friday said that there is a need to encourage people to “eat more beef than any other meat”.
On being asked about the reason behind this, the three-time legislator of South Shillong said that by encouraging people to eat more beef “it will subside the wrong information in their mind that the BJP will impose cow slaughter law.”
In a video that has gone viral on social media, the senior BJP leader who was sworn in as a cabinet minister last week said, "I encourage the people to eat more beef than chicken, mutton or fish. By encouraging people to eat more beef, the perception that BJP will impose a ban on cow slaughter will be dispelled".
The BJP leader further said he believes that people are free to eat what they want in a democratic country.
He also assured of dialogue with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to ensure that “cattle transportation to Meghalaya was not affected by the new cow legislation in the neighbouring state”.
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