BJP Govt Will Import Beef From Karnataka To Avoid Shortage In Goa

Yolanda Curtis
July 19, 2017

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asserted that there was no co-relation between the casino industry and the coastal state's crime rate.

"Chief Minister of Goa is saying there won't be shortage of beef in the state".

Last week, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said everybody has the right to eat beef.

Reportedly, Manohar Parrikar told the Assembly that his government would not hesitate in importing beef from neighbouring states in case there would be any shortage.

"The projected beef sale in the state, based on the inspection charges paid by meat traders/dealers is around 2,300-2,400 kg per day", he said.

"I haven't closed option of getting beef from Belgaum or some other place to ensure there is no shortage of beef", Parrikar said. While speaking in the state assembly, Parrikar said that the beef will be imported after a thorough check by authorised doctors.

However, to a question by Kavlekar, who sought to know the details of the action taken by the government against Sadhvi Saraswati as the "issue would spark communal hatred", Parrikar in his reply said: "No complaint has been lodged nor any religious matters were reported in media reports".

Amid mob violence in many states over beef and at a time the Centre's restrictions on cattle trade for slaughter have raised protests in the south and northeast, Parrikar's comments were mocked by the Congress.

Parrikar said integration of the plants will solve the problem to a great extent.

Asking a supplementary question, Cabral questioned the quality of the beef that is brought from Karnataka and also suggested that the State slaughter animals at its abattoir.

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