Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, while addressing Goa assembly, indicated that he was open to the option of procuring beef from “other places to avoid the shortage” in Goa.
New Delhi, July 25, 2017: The Chief Minister, while addressing the assembly, indicated that he was open to the option of procuring beef from “other places to avoid the shortage of beef” in Goa. Ironically, BJP’s bitter rival Congress is in power in Karnataka.
“I can assure you that inspection of beef from the neighbouring state will be done by a proper and authorised medical doctor, and not others,” he said, in response to a question by BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral.
Parrikar also said that around 2,000 kg of beef was slaughtered daily at the state’s only legal abattoir, the Goa Meat Complex, at Ponda, around 40 km from here.
According to the reports published in News18.com “The rest (of the beef demand) is met by Karnataka,” Parrikar said. “The government does not have any intention to restrict bringing animals for slaughter at the Goa Meat Complex from the neighbouring state.”
Beef is commonly consumed in the state’s tourism belt as well as by Goa’s minorities, which account for more than 30 per cent of the state’s population.
News18.com also quoted in his reports that congress leader Rajiv Shukla was quick to take digs at the former defence minister, saying that it was “hilarious and ironic” to see a BJP Chief Minister say there won’t be “a shortage of beef in the state”.