Lalu accuses BJP of using ‘beef ban’ to communalise nation

Patna, Oct. 3 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using the ‘beef ban’ issue as a weapon to communalise the nation.

“This issue is being used solely for communalising the nation. Hindus eat beef, so do Indians living abroad. For someone who consumes meat on a regular basis, it does not matter if it is beef or mutton,” Lalu told ANI here.

However, he added, that one must not eat meat as it is a source for many ‘diseases’.

Lalu’s comment came in the wake of a man being lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, by a mob following a rumour that he and his family were consuming beef.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had earlier branded the incident as an outcome of the divisive politics in the country, is expected to visit the victim’s family today. (ANI)

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