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Bengal, Tripura were consulted about the cattle trade law: Harsh Vardhan

Amid sharp criticisms from the rival parties regarding the Centre’s cattle trade law, Union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan said that many states.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2017 22:58 IST
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Amid sharp criticisms from the rival parties regarding the Centre’s cattle trade law, Union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan said that many states.
Amid sharp criticisms from the rival parties regarding the Centre’s cattle trade law, Union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan said that many states.(PTI File Photo)

Amid sharp criticisms from the rival parties regarding the Centre’s cattle trade law, Union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan said that many states, including West Bengal, Tripura, Bihar and others, were consulted regarding the issue.

Still, if, any state has problem with the rule, they should present proposal with justification, it would be considered, but that too, with the consent of the apex court.

“There is no mention of interference in people’s food habits or ban on cattle slaughter in the new rule. In fact, many states like West Bengal, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa were requested to file suggestions regarding the issue and based on their suggestions, few amendments were also included in the rule,” he said.

“Surprisingly, now some political parties are opposing it either intentionally, or failing to understand the rule properly,” said the Union minister on Friday night in Agartala.

“ If they could placed justified proposals for their criticism towards the rule, it would be taken into consideration. But it is possible if the order of the Supreme Court gives green signal to it,” he said.