In a controversial statement, the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar said that the BJP government will import beef from Karnataka to avoid shortage in Goa.
According to the NDTV, Manohar Parrikar said in the state assembly: “We have not closed the option to start getting meat from Belgaum which is in Karnataka to ensure that there is no shortage.”
Source: India Times
In a response to a question asked by Nilesh Cabral, a ruling BJP lawmaker, Parrikar further added: “I can assure you that inspection of beef from the neighbouring state will be done by a proper and authorised medical doctor and not others.”
In the Goa Meat Complex, which is situated at Ponda, around 2,000 kg of beef was slaughtered on a regular basis.
Source: The Daring Gourmet
Parrikar also said that the BJP government will not force any restriction on bringing the animals for slaughter at the Goa Meat Complex from the neighbouring state.
Congress senior leader, Rajiv Shukla has commented on this saying that the BJP Chief Minister assuring the people of Goa that there will be no beef shortage in the state. This is ironical and amusing at the same time.