Yogi Adityanath questioned the Secular silence on Kerala’s beef fests organised in protest against the Centre’s decision

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday questioned the Opposition’s silence on Kerala’s beef fests organised in protest against the Centre’s decision banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter.

Leaders of the Congress and the CPI(M) slaughtered a calf in Kannur in public view, cooked its meat and distributed it during a “Beef Fest” to protest against the BJP-led central government’s new rules.

He called the “fests” unfortunate.

“Mujhe lagta hai is desh ke andar ek dusre ke bhavnaon ke samman ki baat hoti hai… bahut sare sangathan secularism ke naam par iss prakar ki maang karte hain. Lekin Kerala ki is durbhagyapurna ghatna par unke muh kyun band hain mujhe yeh baat kabhi samajh mein nahin aati… ve log is mudde par maun hain (I feel that there is a lot of talk on respecting each others’ sentiments in the name of secularism… But in Kerala, there is silence over this unfortunate incident…),” the CM said addressing the national executive council members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Lucknow. The ABVP’s three-day national executive meeting begins Monday.