‘Appeasement politics’ more important for Congress: Karnataka BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, December 10, slammed the Indian National Congress by saying that the latter, by opposing the recently passed Karnataka anti-cow slaughter bill was proving that ‘Appeasement politics’ was more important than the sentiment of the Hindu community.
The official handle of the BJP in Karnataka tweeted, “By opposing #CowSlaughterBan, communal @INCKarnataka is proving that “Appeasement Politics” is more important to it than sentiments of Hindus. Should one’s parents be sent to retirement homes after they become old? Is this what @siddaramaiah & @DKShivakumar propose?”
The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday, December 9, passed the controversial anti-cow slaughter bill.
The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2020 aims a complete ban on the slaughter of cows in the state and stringent punishment, including imprisonment of minimum three years to seven years, and a minimum penalty of Rs 50,000 which could be extended upto Rs five lakh for those who indulge in smuggling, illegal transportation and slaughtering of cows.
The Congress party has expressed fears that the bill might be misused for polarisation on communal lines. Whereas the ruling BJP has been saying that the bill is for the protection of the cows which are holy to the Hindus.
(With inputs from ANI)