Bengaluru, Sept 16: A day after the BBMP decided to ban the sale of meat on Sept 17 in view of Ganesh Chathurthi in the city, the Karnataka government has come out and said that there wasn't any ban imposed.
AICC spokesperson Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday took to Twitter and said: "No meat ban in Karnataka. Confusion due to a circular issued by previous BJP govt. Will not be binding in Karnataka..Will not be enforced.."
No meat ban in Karnataka..confusion due to a circular issued by previous BJP GOVT. Will not be binding in Karnataka..Will not be enforced..— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) September 15, 2015
Meanwhile, the BBMP commissioner Kumar Naik had said: "We have no directive as yet from the government to revoke the ban. It is in place."
Here is the BBMP press release
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana are some states that decided to ban the sale of meat during the ongoing Jain festival of Paryushan.
This move however received a lot of criticism from the people as well as the opposition who said that the government cannot impose restrictions or direct anyone when it comes to an individual's eating habits.