BJP leader and cabinet minister Sanbor Shullai on Friday asserted the need to encourage people to eat more beef than any other meat.
“I encourage people to eat more beef than chicken, mutton or fish,” Shullai told reporters.
When asked, the three-time legislator of South Shillong said that by encouraging people to eat more beef “it will subside the wrong information in the mind of the people that BJP will impose cow slaughter.”
According to him, everybody’s free to eat what they want in a democratic country.
On the other hand, Shullai, who had just taken charge of the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department, assured that he would also take up the issue with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to ensure cattle transportation to Meghalaya is not affected by the law passed in the neighbouring state.