Bengal’s ruling Trinamool allowing illegal slaughterhouses: Babul Supriyo
Union minister Babul Supriyo said the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh was not against slaughterhouses but was acting only against illegal ones.Updated: Apr 01, 2017 00:36 IST
Accusing the West Bengal government of “appeasement politics”, Union minister Babul Supriyo on Friday said the ruling Trinamool Congress was encouraging illegal abattoirs to flourish in the state.
“Several illegal slaughterhouses are running in West Bengal under the influence of the state government. Even my constituency Asansol is filled with illegal slaughterhouses,” said Supriyo, who is the Lok Sabha MP from West Bengal’s Asansol.
“They are thriving in Asansol because (Trinamool leader) Moloy Ghatak, the local MLA is extending support to the illegal slaughterhouses,” he said, adding that his party’s government in Uttar Pradesh was not against slaughterhouses but was acting only against illegal ones.
“Politicians here (in Bengal) are doing it to sustain vote banks but people here are smart enough to see through that,” he added.
First Published: Apr 01, 2017 00:34 IST