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When the beef ban issue is taking the nation by a storm, a BJP leader in Meghalaya, Bernard Marak said that if the party comes in power, it will reduce the price of beef in the state for the well-being of the poor.

“The question of banning beef does not arise in a state like Meghalaya, especially in Garo Hills. BJP leaders in Meghalaya are well aware of the historical background and the Constitutional provisions over the hill areas and the beef ban cannot be imposed in Meghalaya,” Marak said.

Marak also accused the present Congress government of failing to regulate the price of beef which has led to “harassment of public.”

It can be mentioned here that the Centre on Friday announced strict rules to prohibit sale of animals for slaughter or religious sacrifice at livestock markets and animal markets.

(With Inputs from The Shillong Times)