New Delhi: AIMIM president and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the issue of cow slaughter.
While speaking to news agency ANI, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief said, “BJP's hypocrisy is that in Uttar Pradesh it considers cow as 'mummy', but in Northeast it's yummy.”
Notably, cow is considered to be a sacred animal in Hindu religion and the BJP, which registered a landslide victory in the recently held Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, has long campaigned for the protection of cows.
Owaisi's comments came in the backdrop of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launching a crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in the state.
The LS member had earlier said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them.
Cow slaughter is not banned in northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.