Patna: Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh on Saturday criticised Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s remark on beef, saying that it was an insult to all Hindus.
“All this is part of the Mahagathbandhan’s plan to divide society. First, Lalu Yadav tried to divide society on the lines of forward and backward (castes), then, he said that Hindus eat beef, and now, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is saying that even rishis and munis used to eat beef. This is an insult to Hindus, Hindus will never tolerate this,” Singh told media here.
“Why is Nitish silent on these statements made by Lalu and Raghuvansh Singh? I want to ask him if Hindus will have to eat beef if you (Nitish) come to power,” he added.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also condemned the remarks made by Mahagathbandhan leaders.
“Defeat is clearly visible on the faces of the RJD and the Congress leaders. They are trying to divide society, it is unfortunate. I condemn the language used by them, this is not good for the state or the country,” Hussain said.