Asaduddin Owaisi, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad, on Saturday took a jibe at the BJP over the issue of cow slaughter.
“BJP's hypocrisy is that in Uttar Pradesh it considers cow as 'mummy', but in Northeast it's yummy,” the AIMIM chief said while speaking to news agency ANI.
In Hindu religion, cow is considered as a sacred animal. The BJP, which registered a landslide win in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections has been campaigning for the protection of cows since long.
Owaisi’s remarks come amid a crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in UP launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Owaisi had earlier said the UP government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of recklessly sealing them. Cow slaughter is not banned in northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.