Do you consider yourself a Hindu is what Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked his counterpart in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah. If so, then why does Siddaramaiah promote beef-eating, Yogi asked.
Adityanath was addressing a BJP Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivartana rally at Vijayanagar, Bengaluru.
Adityanath said, “Hinduism is a way of life. It holds high values in esteem. It doesn’t allow eating beef. If you (Siddaramaiah) consider yourself a Hindu, then why do you promote eating beef?”
Siddaramaiah at a recent political convention had said, “I am also Hindu and I have Rama in my name. BJP people should refrain from calling me anti-Hindu.”
Adityanath said that when the BJP was ruling the state it had proposed to bring in a legislation for complete ban on cow slaughter. But the Congress had opposed the move. He said Siddaramaiah has ‘suddenly and ‘ahead of the election’ realised that he is Hindu .
“The strength of Hindus makes people like Siddaramaiah realise that he is a Hindu. Even (AICC Chief) Rahul Gandhi starts visiting temples,” Adityanath said.