No move to impose beef ban in Meghalaya: BJP

The BJP's single point agenda for Meghalaya is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' and it is gearing up to contest the assembly elections on this positive agenda of development, Meghalaya BJP in-charge Nalin Kohli said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2017 1:48 pm
bjp meghalaya, beef, india news, indian express news BJP leader Nalin Kohli accused the Congress of running away from a debate on its performance. (Source: ANI)

The BJP on Tuesday termed as “false and malicious untruth” reports that it wants to impose a ban on beef in Meghalaya as another party leader in the state quit protesting the Centre’s controversial notification on cattle. The party said any such decision is for the state government to take. Nalin Kohli, who is Meghalaya in-charge for the BJP, blamed the Congress for spreading this “malicious untruth” and accused it of communalising the political agenda in the state going to polls next year. The North Garo Hills district BJP president, Bachu Marak, had yesterday resigned from the party over the Centre’s ban on the sale of cattle in markets for slaughter.

“I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos. As a Garo, it is my responsibility to protect the interest of my community. Beef eating is part of our culture and tradition. Imposition of BJP’s non-secular ideology on us is not acceptable,” Bachu said after the resignation.

Kohli said the party “welcomed” his resignation as it was going to take disciplinary action against him as he and some others were working to sabotage its prospects.

Consumption of beef is common in much of the north eastern states and the saffron party, whose many leaders are vocal against beef-eating, has been accused by its rivals of working to impose a ban in the region as well.

“The dirty tricks department of the Congress is trying to communalise the agenda with a false and malicious untruth that the BJP wants to impose a beef ban on the state of Meghalya.

“Nothing is farther from the truth since under our constitutional scheme, the central government cannot encroach on the area of what a state government has to decide,” Kohli said.

The BJP’s single point agenda for Meghalaya is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ and it is gearing up to contest the assembly elections on this positive agenda of development, he said.

It will also expose “rampant corruption, unfulfilled promises and lack of development” under the Congress government of Mukul Sangma, he said.

He accused the Congress of running away from a debate on its performance.

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    ram
    Jun 7, 2017 at 5:31 am
    Beef eater Ministers in central government are also not covered by ban on beef
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      Bose Subash
      Jun 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm
      wil get votes in u.p if they say beef ban, so bjp said beef ban(won elections).........now next yr meghalaya elections if bjp says beef ban they will loose election in meghalaya so bjp is saying no beef ban now..........they only want votes,they will change at any times for votes n for forming govt,as they did in j&k,for forming govt with PDP
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        suresh pandey
        Jun 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm
        Don't get fooled by this North Indian RSS dominated party. Once in power they would impose strict vegetarianism on you depriving you secretly of all your non vegetarian food such as mutton, fish, chicken and above all beef. They would make you eat dhokla, thepla, gatta and other insipid unhealthy and non nutritious vegetarian dishes.
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          Truth
          Jun 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm
          Right and then all that thepla makes their waistline like that of Fatty-Shah's !
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          Ramakrishna Jaladi
          Jun 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm
          BJP is like Baanasura who was killed by Himself by keeping his on his own head. BJP did the same thing, they themselves loosing the popularity with this type unwanted ban on ..... popular food.....
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            sk
            Jun 6, 2017 at 2:51 pm
            Meghalaya public should be warned against the BJP. This party is a chameleon. Right now before election it will say it has no plans to ban beef but once in power, it will impose beef ban to implement its North Indian brahminical agenda on Meghalaya people.
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              Patnam Umamaheshwaran
              Jun 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm
              If not in Megalaya then why in other parts of country ?
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                ram
                Jun 7, 2017 at 5:34 am
                Sir yeh sirf papi-vote ke liye natak hai.{Sir all this drama is for VOTES only}
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                Cybil Penning
                Jun 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm
                Like pappu is friend of BJP, RSS is their enemy too. Can these skewed RSS ideologues go out for brain storming in an asylum??? Hindu fanatics have done more daage to cause of Hindus like Wahhabi Jihadis in Islam.
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                  anObserver
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm
                  Why no Beef Ban in Meghalaya, or is Meghalaya not a part of India?
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                    Cybil Penning
                    Jun 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm
                    Congress has Christianised it. Even Budhdhists eat beef apart from Muslims and some Hindus like Mamata Banerjee.
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                      ram
                      Jun 7, 2017 at 5:37 am
                      Even some central government ministers eat beef
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                      Cybil Penning
                      Jun 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm
                      Entire South and North East has been Christianed heavily. Thanx to Sonia Mummy.
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                        suresh pandey
                        Jun 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm
                        Beef ban is a state subject and can be imposed by the State Government and Central Government can't do anything. When the majority population is beef eater, the government would not ban it.
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