BENGALURU : The Karnataka Congress unit came down heavily on the BJP government for raking up issues which spoil communal harmony and create law and order situation in the state.
The Congress slammed the BJP after calls for exclusion of Muslim traders from temple premises and Hindu religious fairs and halal meat ban by right wing groups were made.
Holding a joint press conference, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and State President D.K. Shivakumar slammed the government over the issue.
Shivakumar said that to divert the attention of youths in the state, a few things are being raked up unnecessarily.
Siddaramaiah said that the practice of halal cut is existing since thousands of years. “Their tradition is theirs and our tradition is ours. They think that meat with blood is not good for health. Let them live with their faith,” he explained.
“Haven’t we purchased meat prepared after halal cut? We also sacrifice animals in religious fairs. Unnecessarily do not spoil the peace and harmony in the state and focus on real issues of people,” Siddaramaiah demanded.
Referring to ban on halal cut meat, he stated that the issues which do not concern the public should not be brought to the fore, he urged.
“There is direct connection between law and order situation and the pace of development. Everyone should understand it. The Congress is protesting for pro-people issues. If peace, order and harmony prevail in the society, investors would come forward,” he said.
“If investment flows, youths would get employment. If you don’t ensure law and order in the society and rake up one issue after another, then things will not work,” he said. — IANS