Bengaluru: Adding fuel to the fire that has engulfed the nation, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday attacked the anti-beef eating policy and also commented on speculation that right wing organizations were behind the Dadri killing.
At the Karnataka Youth Congress General Body meeting, Siddaramaiah said the anti-beef eating policy was absurd and that BJP and its affiliated parties cannot take away the individual rights of people to eat the meat of cow if they wish to.
“Till date I have never eaten cow meat. But if it suits my palette and if I want to eat beef, I will eat it. Nobody can stop me,” he said. Siddaramaiah recalled the recent raid by the Delhi police on Kerala Bhavan, on a complaint that beef was being served.
“I was still in Delhi when the police entered the Kerala Bhavan suggesting that beef was being circulated for food. And this, without the knowledge of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. How can anybody stop people from eating what they want?” he questioned.