"We'll hang those who kill cows," warned BJP leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh the other day, going a step further after the BJP government in Gujarat tightened the law by proposing life term for cow slaughter. But the BJP candidate in the Malappuram Lok Sabha by-election has promised good beef available across the constituency.

 

"I'll take initiative to start good slaughter houses in the constituency," said N Sree Prakash, the BJP candidate at the Press Meet programme at Malappuram Press Club on Sunday when asked about his stand on beef ban.  "What is wrong in choosing the food one likes," he quipped.

 

 

"I'll give Halal meat here. What's wrong in that," Sreeprakash

 

 

"Beef is not banned. It is a misinformation campaign," he added. The BJP only opposed the selling the meat of dead animals, the candidate said. "I'll give Halal meat here. What's wrong in that," Sreeprakash reiterated.

 

"Cow slaughter was banned in many states when Congress was in power," the BJP leader said.

 

The BJP candidate’s pro-beef stance has created a flutter in the BJP camp, which is aiming to increase the vote share in the by-election at Malappuram. Sreeparakash is taking on Muslim League National General Secretary PK Kunjalikkutty and CPM’s MB Faisal.