BANNING BEEF IS DENIAL TO RIGHT OF FOODNew Delhi, 10th Dec 2020: The BJP-led government in Karnataka is following the footsteps of UP – BJP government in all manner only in keeping an eye on communal polarisation and for its selfish electoral gains. Passing of ‘Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill (2020)’ in the Assembly on December 9 is not at the benefit of either for farmers or for general public, said Elyas Muhammad Thumbe, National General Secretary of Social Democratic Party of India – SDPI.Elyas Muhammad Thumbe reiterated that India has acheived number one position in the world in exporting beef during the tenure of Narendra Modi led BJP government. Most of the beef exporting companies are in BJP ruling states like UP and MP. However, banning cattle slaughter is utterly ridiculous and lunatic. Banning beef in Karnataka will lead to heavy burden and loss to the farmers. Plundering the rights of food of the people by the BJP government is a fascist move and anti constitutional.