Amid an escalating controversyover beef consumption, yet another leader has quit BJP in Meghalaya suggesting a setback for the saffron party in the pre poll political landscape.
North Garo Hills BJP president Bachu Marak pulled out of the party after the national party spokesman Nolin Kohli warned him against a beef party in Tura to celebrate the three years of the NDA government at the Centre.
Marak, who pulled many people to BJP in the Congress ruled state rued in his resignation letter to state party president Sjibun Lyngdoh made it plain and simple that he would never go against the sentiment of the Garo people for whom beef is an inevitable item at any feast.
He said,”I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos. As a Garo it is my responsibility to protect the interest of my community. Beef eating is part of our culture and tradition. The BJP’s non-secular ideology to impose on us is not
Bachu, who had pulled out of the party is organising a beef party in Tura on June 10. He is the second BJP leader to have resigned over the boiling beef controversy.
Last week Baernard Marak left the party on the sane ground saying that he won't hurt the sentiment of the Garos.
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