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Parrikar Denies Beef Shortage in Goa, Cong Calls it ‘Hilarious’

Manohar Parrikar also said that around 2,000 kg of beef was slaughtered daily at Goa’s only legal abattoir.

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Defence Ministesr Manohar Parrikar. 
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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that there will be no shortage of beef in the state and that the BJP-led government has even kept open its option of importing beef from Karnataka.

We have not closed the option to stop getting meat from Belgaum (in Karnataka) to ensure that there is no shortage.
Manohar Parrikar, Goa CM

"I can assure you that inspection of beef from the neighbouring state will be done by a proper and authorised medical doctor, and not others," he said in response to a question by BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral.

Parrikar also said that around 2,000 kg of beef was slaughtered daily at the state's only legal abattoir, the Goa Meat Complex, at Ponda, around 40 km from Panaji.

The rest (of the beef demand) is met by Karnataka. The government does not have any intention to restrict bringing animals for slaughter at the Goa Meat Complex from the neighbouring state.
Manohar Parrikar, Goa CM

Congress MP Rajiv Shukla took a jibe at Parrikar’s statement by saying that such a statement from a BJP CM is “hilarious and ironical”.

Beef is commonly consumed in the state's tourism belt as well as by Goa's minorities, which account for more than 30 per cent of the state's population.

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This is ‘Cowspiracy’: Twitter

Twitter poked fun at Parrikar’s statement by calling for the attention of the gau rakshaks. People on Twitter not only question BJP’s agenda, but also questioned if the meat grew on trees in Goa.

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