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Govt does not decide what people should eat, says MoS Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal

Bikaner: 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 on Tuesday 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.

"The government does not decide what people should eat and what not," the Union minister of state for finance said at a press conference.

 Govt does not decide what people should eat, says MoS Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal

File image of Arjun Ram Meghwal. Getty Images

On the calf slaughter by some Youth Congress workers in Kerala, he said, "This shows the culture of the Congress."

Meghwal highlighted the works undertaken by the NDA government in the last three years and said during the period, it had taken initiatives and decisions to bring transparency, eradicate corruption and ensure good governance.

"The government's decisions pushed development in the country and India's image globally was transformed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

"Ex-servicemen have benefited from 'one rank, one pension' scheme, while many other decisions were taken which have accelerated the growth and the development of the country," he said.

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Updated Date: May 31, 2017 07:03:10 IST