1. Government does not decide what people should eat: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

Government does not decide what people should eat: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

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.

By: | Bikaner | Published: May 31, 2017 4:48 AM
Arjun Ram Meghwal, Beef ban, Union minister , Kerala, Congress,  Youth Congress, beef fests, IIT madras, Student beaten up, Narendra Modi 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.(PTI)

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.

“The government does not decide what people should eat and what not,” the Union Minister of State for Finance said at a press conference. On the calf slaughter by some Youth Congress workers in Kerala, he said, “This shows the culture of the Congress.”

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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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    Devi
    May 31, 2017 at 5:37 am
    Yes, the minister is right. But the government also need to let the people know details of any analysis relating to impact essment of the rules, now notified. Because, these rules are not a sudden reaction from the government. These rules are formulated in response to some Orders issued by Supreme Court in a PIL in July 2016. Thus, there was enough time for the Ministry of Environment and Forests to have undertaken such an impact analysis. If such an analysis/assessment exists the same needs to be disclosed. If not, the government, in order to uphold democratic spirit of governance, has to modernise the ex-ante procedures for designing, debating, deciding and disseminating the sub-ordinate legislation.
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