Amid a raging nationwide debate over consumption of beef and cattle trade, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has said the government does not decide what people should eat and what they should not.
His remark came today in response to a question on beef fests and slaughtering of a calf in Kerala by Congress workers to protest the Centre’s decision of banning sale of cattle in animal markets for slaughter.
Mr. Meghwal highlighted the works undertaken by the NDA government in the last three years. He said during the period, the government had taken initiatives and decisions to bring transparency, eradicate corruption and ensure good governance.
The minister said that the government’s decisions pushed development in the country and India’s image globally was transformed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Meghwal further said that ex-servicemen have benefited from ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme.