None facing difficulty for cow notification in Northeast: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

"It is not at all an issue. There is no difficulty in the north-eastern region. Everyone is eating what they like. (There is) no clash, no arrest. No one is put behind the bars," Rijiju said.

By: PTI | Guwahati | Published:June 10, 2017 3:44 pm
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Rubbishing reports of trouble in the Northeast following the Centre’s notification on cow slaughter, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said nobody was facing any difficulty in the region over the matter. Charging the Congress and “pseudo-secular” groups with raising an “obsolete issue”, he asked media persons to visit the north-eastern states like Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur to see whether anyone was facing problems due to the notification.

“It is not at all an issue. There is no difficulty in the north-eastern region. Everyone is eating what they like. (There is) no clash, no arrest. No one is put behind the bars,” the Minister of State for Home Affairs told reporters here.

“The Congress is making an issue out of nothing as there is no issue for them. Congress and some pseudo secular groups are raising unnecessary issues which are obsolete. People have rejected them,” he said.

On being quizzed about protests in some tribal states, he termed them as “political”.

Asked about the resignation of two BJP district unit chiefs in Meghalaya opposing the notification, Rijiju said, “Only Congress and some others are making it an issue. Do not make an issue out of an individual resignation from the party.

“Only Congress is protesting. They are falsely creating an issue of an individual resignation,” he said.

The Union minister stressed his government would transform the country into a developed one. “The North East was devastated in these years. We will correct it. We will not allow ourselves to get trapped in their (Congress and others) diversionary tactics,” Rijiju said.

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    s s nair
    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    The Ministers who give speech are not visiting the site to ascertain the fact. They do not allow others also to visit the site. The officials feed the ministers. Have they ascertained whether the report given to them is true. Parrot like repe ion is not called for. How that for thousands of years people had cows, the people were eating what they wanted. Suddenly when BJP came to power they put a restriction on eating habits of the people. Have they got an answer for this. The minister is not an expert on cows.
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      Simbly
      Jun 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm
      That doesn't change the stupidity of what you did you bigoted Sangh Sycophant. How the intelligent people of NE missed your duplicity is beyond comprehension. We are going to put electric current on the fence of childrens garden. If the children touch the wire by mistake and die its their mistake not ours - thats your logic!
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        albert
        Jun 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm
        Rijiju will clean the bottom of his RSS bosses in Nagpur with his tongue if he has to to hold on to his ministerial position. Shame on him
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        Bharat Maa
        Jun 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm
        another feku and liar of BJP. if thats the case why BJP leaders are leaving BJP you feku.
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