New Delhi: RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav lost his cool when his controversial comment on beef was misquoted by the media calling ‘haramzada’ to those for misquoting his comments on beef.
“Cow is our mother. I didn’t say Hindu eat cow meat. Those who are misquoting me and running this agenda are ‘haramzadas’,” he told media persons, as per ABP reported.
Clarifying his comment, the RJD Chief said that he was no one to decide what people eat. He stirs up memories of former Supreme Court’s judge Markandey Katju’s confession that he ate beef despite being a Brahmin.
Adding fuel to the outrage over the lyanching of Akhlaq in UP over beef eating, RJD president Lalu Prasad said Hindus too eat beef and point the finger at BJP and RSS for communalising the issue.
Lalu, however, said that beef does not mean ‘gomans’ (cow meat) and those who eat meat do not make a distinction between ‘gomans’ and goat meat.
He also said that those who eat meat are not civilised. “Those who eat meat are not sabhya (civilised) people. Poor people eat meat to beat their hunger… Those who go outside (the country) eat beef. Even Hindus eat beef. There is no difference between beef and goat meat,” he told reporters before embarking upon an election tour.