While the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, the leader of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, has said that beef ban must immediately be put in place in Goa.
According to him, this will have a positive impact on the health of the ailing Chief Minister.
He even went one step ahead to say that the CM is suffering from cancer because he didn’t totally ban beef in Goa. “If Parrikar had to ban beef earlier, he would not be in the situation he is in today,” the leader of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj
This bizarre demand by Chakrapani comes close after the news of CM Manohar Parrikar being at an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer.
Earlier this week, Union Minister Shripad Naik said that a “change in leadership is required” considering the health of the incumbent minister.
The state is currently reeling under the absence of the Chief Minister. Parrikar recently chaired a cabinet meeting at his house after a gap of almost three months. He is currently recuperating at his residence in Goa following his discharge from AIIMS in New Delhi on October 14.
“Beef ban in Goa will cure Parrikar. It will have a positive impact on his health,” Chakrapani said.
This is contradictory to Goa CM Parrikar’s remarks who defended and backed the bee traders earlier this year.
The CM also warned that anyone who tries to stop the legal import of beef into the state would be punished. This was a response to cow vigilantes in the state, who were creating hurdles in the import of cattle into the State.
Swami Chakrapani has been in the news earlier as well for his controversial remarks.
During the time of Kerala floods, Chakrapani also made a statement regarding the consumption of beef in relation to the reason for floods.
He further said that the people who eat beef must not get any help in the state and must be left to perish.
The flood-hit victims must submit an affidavit that they will never eat beef again, only then should they be provided with any help.