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BJP Candidate for Kerala Lok Sabha bypoll Promises Quality beef if Elected
A BJP candidate for the by-election to Kerala’s Muslim-dominated Malappuram parliamentary constituency has promised quality beef for the people if they elect him.
Sreeprakash’s poll pledge counterbalances a growing effort in BJP-ruled states to enforce a ban on eating beef and slaughter of cows, considered sacred in Hinduism. A day before his remarks, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh proposed the death sentence for cow killers.
“I will ensure quality beefs and standard abattoirs in my constituency. My opponents are citing beef ban just to portray my party in bad light,” Sreeprakash said on Sunday.
Kelala is among a handful of states where ther is no restriction on sale and consumption of beefs.
The main talking points of the by-election in Malappuram — where 65% of the population is Muslim and 5% are Christians — are beef and triple talaq.
Sreeprakash held the congress responsible guilty of enforcing the cow slaughter ban when the party was in power, and putting the blame on the BJP to show his party in a bad light.
The BJP has been accused of launching an ill-judged crackdown on unauthorised slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, after it came to power in the northern state last month. Butchers were griping that even licensed abattoirs are being targeted.