Vijay pitched for developmental issues to be put in the forefront of the public discourse instead of the cow slaughter issue.
Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said nobody was facing any difficulty in the region over the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter.
These rules apply to bulls, bullocks, cows, buffalos, steers, heifers, calves and camels, and would affect the nearly 300 million cattle in India.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday rejected criticism that the Centre was infringing upon states' rights on the cattle issue, saying the order has nothing do with slaughter of cattle which is governed by respective state laws.
The comment assumes significance as the BJP's Meghalaya unit has views divergent to its central leadership since its local leaders eat beef.
On 23 May, government issued rules regulating the cattle market. The regulations seem to have affected the country even before they have been implemented.
The cattle sale ban has drawn flak from the opposition parties as well as various organisations who claim that it would hit the export and trade of meat.
Nagaland not to implement ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, says NPF minister; cites impact on food habits
A minister in the Naga People's Front (NPF), an ally of the BJP in Nagaland, said that the state is not going to implement the recently-issued rules of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, which bans the sale of cattle for slaughter
In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughterhouses.