Patna: Triggering a fresh controversy and drawing wrath from BJP, Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday accused RSS and BJP of communalizing the issue of beef consumption. He went further to add that Hindus who travelled abroad too eat beef.
However, he stressed that people should refrain from eating meat as it causes disease. Meanwhile, Union minister Giriraj Singh threatened of protest if Yadav didn’t take his comment back.
Akhlaque was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a 200-strong mob which barged into their house on Monday night following rumours that the family had consumed beef. Cow slaughter is banned in Uttar Pradesh.