WATCH: This Kerala MLA ate beef after 19 years to protest Centre’s ban; Facebook Live video goes viral

Kerala MLA VT Balram decided to eat beef for the first time in 19 years after the Centre's ban on cattle slaughter.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 5:18 pm
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Even as the BJP-led Centre imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets, people in Kerala are opposing the move in all ways they could. From organising beef fests to Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala CM, himself protesting the ban, there has been no stopping the people of ‘God’s own country’ from protecting their right to eat whatever they want to. Including, VT Balram, a Congress MLA in Kerala’s Thrithala constituency. A vegetarian for 19 years, Balram, who was at a Kerala Students’ Union event recently, decided to turn non-vegetarian by eating beef from his friend’s plate as a symbolic contribution to the ongoing ‘food politics’ debate in the country. He made a Facebook Live video eating beef after 19 years, which is now going viral with hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of shares.

ALSO READ | Kerala High Court says Centre’s notification doesn’t ban cattle slaughter

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    Rahul
    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    Thrithala Religion Data 2011 Population 27,796 Hindu 52.37 Muslim 46.94 Christian 0.50 In 2021, Hindus would be a minority. So VT Balram would have had to eat beef anyways in 2021. Good that he started now.
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      Kamala Nayar
      Jun 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm
      No other work for the MLA, no wonder the state is ruining
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        Mr Indian
        Jun 2, 2017 at 6:19 am
        Good move VT Balram ! F ck Beef Ban. F ck NDA
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          Kamala Nayar
          Jun 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm
          No other work for these unruly and indecently speaking muffs
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            NARANAT
            Jun 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm
            1. It is a pity that the ECI & peac0ak judges of this country r above any scrutiny. 2. By showing 3 EVMs this CEC is claiming all the 15lakh EVMs r tamper proof. Whom he is trying to fool? 3. HC judges r giving verdicts in hours to support Hinduthva when their usual practice is to sit even on open-and-shut cheque cases for min 10 years. For Hundutva issue judges r even ready for midnight trails. 4. A man was lynched for goat meat, the judges were sleeping. A Govinda Swamy raped an OBC girl, judges were busy to save the rapist cause there was a "Swamy" in his last name. A dalit family & children were burned alive, judges were silent. People carry dead on shoulder, judges were enjoying. Patients r pulled by their leg no judge took suomoto. UP CM banned meat uncons utionally, judges forgot to react. But when a cow was slaughtered for food judges r panic & woke up in arms with shameless pea theories. Y only a COW can ignite fire beneath the tails of these CasteHindu peac0ak judges?
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          Nishanth
          Jun 2, 2017 at 12:23 am
          Kerala lacks in agriculture outputs.....due to density of the population...real estate is being more profitable than farming....it is a pan Indian phenomenon.... then cattles become a burden to the society....without addressing the core issues...rules and laws gets ridiculed.....
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            Anad
            Jun 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm
            Press ute reporter do not write your own imagination just for sake of some loaf of beef thrown by the congies for your baseless reporting. Understand that this VT Balaram is a SOB with no culture or proud parentage and was also not a vegetarianism as reported here.His entire family is claiming to be progressive with his sister running away with a muslim and less said about his other background. Now to proove his loyalty to his paymasters from middle east and fundamentalists from Malappuram , this SOB is trying to snatch any oppertunity to be in public domain. Those who know his character and family backgrund would spit on his face for his hippocracy .You can see where he stand in the next election
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              Nishanth
              Jun 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm
              U r talking about Subramaniam swamy...get ur facts check...and regarding ur father
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                Nintappan
                Jun 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm
                , you ask your mother who is your father. May be a Muslim. you don't come to Kerala with your fundamentalist view. I am a hardcore bjp till today. I hate congress and Marxist . But your very argument made me change.
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                Kudiyan Sasi
                Jun 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm
                Ghar Wapasi. Kerala style!
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                  Nishanth
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm
                  Fuel prices are increasing ....GDP is going to the dogs....prices of commodities and food are rising........the way it is going ....leave along cows matas....ppl will be soon eating their own human mothers...... near future...what a political google....as always Kerala will show the way.....
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                    Sham
                    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:18 pm
                    The le "Conress MLA" is a sufficient proof of the low intellegence of this guy. What did he try to prove? That he behaved like a fool?
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