Eat beef in your own country and then come to India: K J Alphons
Union Minister, K J Alphons has a suggestion to those who want to eat beef. He says those foreigners visiting India must eat beef in their own country and then come here.
Asked whether cow vigilantism and restrictions on beef consumption in several states had affected India's hospitality sector, the minister said on Thursday: "They can eat beef in their country and come to India." He was speaking on the sidelines of the 33rd annual convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators in Odisha's capital city.
Alphons had purportedly said that people in Kerala would continue to eat beef. "As Goa chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, has said that beef will be consumed in the state.
Similarly, it will be consumed in Kerala," the former bureaucrat was quoted as saying after taking charge as tourism minister.
When asked about his earlier comment, Alphons said: "It's a cock-and-bull story. I am not the food minister to decide on it."