Attacking Haryana government over beef issue, Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has taken a “U-turn” on the issue and that the BJP is bereft of a “stable policy”.”Haryana CM has taken U-turn on it. Actually I read his statement where he said ‘we will take special permission on beef for foreigners’. The Act has been passed in the Assembly.
If you want to amend it to get special permission then you have to go to the Assembly. The whole Assembly was unanimous when it passed the Cow Protection Act,” Hooda said.
Taking on BJP, the former Haryana Chief Minister said, “I am Arya Samaji. I am against eating of cow meat. When we said we will be opposing it, the Chief Minister has taken a U-turn because BJP has no stable policy.”
Khattar ruled out any plan to issue licences and give relaxation to foreigners to consume beef in the state, where a stringent cow protection law was passed nearly 11 months ago.
“Gau maans bandh hein, kaheen koyee vichar nahin hai is prakar ka (there is beef ban in the state, no such proposal is under consideration),” Mr Khattar told reporters in Nilokheri in Karnal on the sidelines of a function.