BJP never asked to ban beef: Manipur CM

Imphal, October 8: Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership never asked him to impose a ban on beef in Manipur.

During his interaction at the India Today Conclave East 2018, Biren said,”Who can dictate in the matters of food? No, nothing like it is going to happen. We are a free society.”

Biren also said that he did not subscribe to the idea of putting a ban on beef-eating.

It may be mentioned that he joined the BJP ahead of the assembly election in 2016. He had accused the then Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of not addressing the grievances of party functionaries.

“Beef is very important here. All Christians eat it, most tribal communities, valley people eat beef,” he had said.