The State BJP leaders of Karnataka have organized a protest over the anti-beef comments made by the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday. The opposition parties condemned the comments of the Chief Minister and demanded a apology over the same.
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr Ashok and other leaders of the opposition parties led the protest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the town hall in Bengaluru on November 2nd.
Commenting on the protests from BJP, CM Siddaramaiah said that he would answer the protests with another protest very soon.
Last week, speaking to the media after attending an event organized by the Youth Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah made sensational comments on beef consumption: “I did not eat beef yet. However, i will start eating from this second. Who are you to ask me whether i eat beef or not”.
The comments ignited a spark among the opposition parties. BJP’s political leader Ashok said, “Siddaramaiah must think before he makes sensitive comments like these. He should not forget that he is the chief minister of a state”. He also demanded an apology from the ruling party leader over his comments on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reiterated that it is not right for the opposition leaders to question individual rights of the people which the constitution of India guarantees them through the fundamental rights.
The row over beef consumption has been creating political turmoil in various states with the BJP leaders and the RSS organizing protests against the Governments to ban beef consumption and cow slaughtering, the quint reported.
The growing intolerance in the country over the consumption of beef and the failure of the state governments to control the law and order made the issue a rather sensitive one with the Central Government facing the heat from scholars.