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‘I eat cattle meat, who are you to ask,’ says Siddaramaiah after Karnataka clears anti-cow slaughter ordinance – India News , Firstpost

The former Karnataka chief minister additionally slammed his colleagues in Congress for not taking a stand on the problem, saying they’re afraid of a backlash

File picture of Siddaramaiah. Getty photos

Bengaluru: Hitting out at partymen for missing the braveness to talk out on sure points, senior Congress chief and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday recalled his earlier assertion that he favored cattle meat whereas asserting that meals behavior was his proper.

“I had once said in the assembly that I eat cattle meat, who are you to ask?-It is my right, food habit is my right, who are you to question? If you don’t eat, leave it, I”m not going to force you. I eat because I like, who are you to ask? Do you need the courage to say this?” Siddaramaiah mentioned.

Speaking on the Congress basis day occasion, he mentioned, a lot of his get together colleagues hesitate about speaking or taking a stand on points fearing penalties or backlash.

“…our people stay quiet creating a feeling that what others are saying is right. You should come out of such confusions, please,” Siddaramaiah mentioned whereas referring to the anti-cow slaughter invoice.

“Where will the farmer send aged cattle like cows, buffaloes, he said, pointing out that taking care of a cow or a buffalo costs about Rs 100 per day. Who will give that money? Farmers too worship cows,” he added.

Interestingly Siddarmaiah’s assertion comes on a day when the state cupboard determined to promulgate an ordinance to provide impact to the contentious anti-cow slaughter invoice that’s but to be permitted by the legislative council.

Once it comes into impact, there shall be a blanket prohibition of the slaughter of cows within the state. However, the slaughterhouses will proceed to perform and beef consumption won’t be prohibited with respect to buffalo meat.

Siddaramaiah, Leader of opposition within the state meeting, had not too long ago expressed remorse for his purported remarks that Kodavas eat beef, for which he got here below assault, saying he has plenty of respect for Kodava folks and their tradition.

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