Food habits of North Indians can’t be imposed across country, says former BJP MP Tarun Vijay

"The followers of Swami Vivekananda and Veer Savarkar who are making a hue and cry about cows, they should be made to understand that only North India and one big community cannot be considered as entire India," Vijay wrote in the article.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 10:33 pm
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Amid a raging debate over the issue of cow slaughter and consumption of beef, former BJP MP Tarun Vijay has stated that eating habits of North Indians cannot be imposed across the country and that North India cannot be considered as entire India. In a column for the Panchjanya, a pro-RSS journal, Vijay called upon cow protection groups to read the likes of Swami Vivekananda and VD Savarkar so that they understand that the habits of people living in particular region cannot be imposed across the country.

“The followers of Swami Vivekananda and Veer Savarkar who are making a hue and cry about cows, they should be made to understand that only North India and one big community cannot be considered as entire India,” Vijay wrote in the article.

“They should read Vivekananda and Veer Savarkar again. Just like Hindi is not the entire Hindustan and the unity of India is not possible without showing respect and affinity (atmiyata) towards the rest of Indian languages, how can the law in north India regarding food habits and attire be applied to the entire country?” the article further reads.

Vijay also took a dig at cow vigilantes and said true dedication to cow reflects in ensuring respect for the animal in public life and not take law in one’s hands. Urging people to put forward developmental issues in the public discourse, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working on issues such as electricity, railway, highway construction and woman empowerment, while “we are trying to run all India according to our likes and dislikes”.

With inputs from PTI

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  1. S
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am
    Why is this writer again bringing up the issue of North vs South. Not now on complexion basis, though. Unless people like him and RSS make their position on cow slaughter clear and take action and condemn unequivocally against such "vigilante"s ,rather then keep quiet or be ambivalent, the Govt's position os not clear. Modi himself whom all respect should not just make mild statements but sternly ask the BJP States esp like Rajastan, UP and Haryana to takeaction against such "vigilante"s. In Rajastan and UP a man has been killed and yet no action has been taken against the perpetrators. Modi should realise that his development agenda is being seriously affected. Despite the demonetisation having failed in its objectives, the Govt should at least stop defending it with the poor figures post demonetisation are clear. MOdi's intentions a seem to be clear but he has to stop thoise within his own party and the RSS who are proving to be obstacles
    1. K
      Jun 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm
      Mr. Vijay is absolutely spot on. And writing in the Panchajanya, he obviously has the ears of the majority. This should go a long way in soothing the nerves of many a people who might have been tensed for a petty matter.
      1. S
        Jun 14, 2017 at 8:08 am
        This is as artificial (given the history of Mr Bean aka Tarun Vijay ex-MP) a view as a left-handed person trying to be right-handed. It will create all kinds of mental problems for Mr Bean aka Tarun Vijay ex-MP.
        1. T
          Jun 14, 2017 at 6:36 am
          Than why crying for uniform civil code through out india.
          1. L
            Jun 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm
            Problem is with 4 wives, Interest on deposit.Accept shariat laws like stoning to death and cutting hands.
          2. T
            Jun 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm
            Trying to rectify his previous racist remarks on the differences in North - South skin colour ????
            1. W
              Jun 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm
              Der aaye durust aaye !
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