Defending BJP-ruled states banning beef, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Monday said sentiments of the majority community, which has special feelings for cows, should be "respected" and accused Congress of appeasing only the minorities when in power.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that Indians should remain in India, while commenting on Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi`s recent remark that those who want to eat beef should go to Pakistan.
The BJP on Wednesday distanced itself from Union minister Kiren Rijiju's reported comment on beef eating, saying the issue involves "great religious sentiments" and should not be dragged into the political domain.
In yet another blow to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who has been facing criticism from several quarters over his 'those who eat beef can go to Pakistan' remark, his colleague in the BJP-led NDA government has now slammed him for his “unpalatable” comment.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday disapproved of his ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remark that those who cannot live without eating beef should go to Pakistan or any other country, saying people should be aware of their responsibilities.
Lakhs of people in Nepal are hungry and fighting for survival after the devastating earthquake. Aid is pouring in from across the world. Pakistan has also sent aid but the food packets remain untouched. Why?
Republican Party of India (A), an ally of the BJP-led coalition in the state, is against the blanket ban on beef in Maharashtra and will soon take up the issue with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, party chief Ramdas Athawale said today.