A day after Asaduddin Owaisi accused the BJP of hypocrisy over the beef ban, BJP Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy took on the AIMIM leader and stated that latter does not hold faith in the Indian Constitution.
“What’s this mummy, yummy thing. Owaisi says he has faith in the Indian Constitution. Article 48 of the Constitution says cow slaughter will be prohibited. Let him say he has no faith in some articles of the Constitution, then we will see,” Swamy said.
Article 48 of the Constitution says, “The State shall endeavor to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter, of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.”
Earlier today, Owaisi mocked the BJP for its apparently contradictory stance on cow slaughter in the Northeast.
“In UP, a cow is a mummy, and in the northeastern states, it’s yummy. This shows BJP’s hypocrisy. While they are talking about the beef ban in UP, they have said there would be no such thing in the northeast. Assembly elections are going to be held in three states in the northeast. Beef is easily available in (BJP-ruled) Goa. You tell me what is this,” Owaisi told a TV news channel.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh too slammed Owaisi for his comments on the saffron party.
“Such wild allegations should not be made. We worship cows, we preserve them. He (Owaisi) cannot make such observations about the entire northeast,” he said in Manipur capital Imphal.
In Manipur, the erstwhile Maharaja had in 1939 decreed prosecution for cow slaughter, but buffalo meat is consumed widely.
Source : zeenews.india.com