Congress ridicules Parrikar's remark on beef supply in Goa

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], July 18 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday ridiculed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement on exporting beef and dubbed his remark as hilarious. "Chief Minister of Goa is saying there won't be shortage of beef in the state. This is hilarious and ironical," Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said. The Goa Chief Minister earlier in the day said that he will ensure that there is no shortage of beef in the state. Parrikar, while addressing the state assembly, said that if there is shortage of beef in Goa, he will import beef from the neighbouring states. "I haven't closed option of getting beef from Belgaum or some other place to ensure there is no shortage of beef," Parrikar said. "Can assure inspection of beef, coming from neighbouring state, will be done by proper doctors or those authorised for it," he added. Last week, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said everybody has the right to eat beef. During last few months, consumption of beef has triggered heated arguments and also sparked incidents of violence in various parts of the country. The Centre also drew flak after it issued a notification banning purchase and sale of animals for slaughter purpose.(ANI)