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Modi attacks Lalu's over his "Hindus also eat beef remark"

By PTC News Desk -- October 08, 2015 3:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Munger:Wading into the beef controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked RJD supremo Lalu Prasad over his 'Hindus also eat beef remark', saying he has insulted people of Bihar and particularly his community "Yaduvanshis" who had brought him to power.

Addressing a poll rally here, Modi, who has been silent on the lynching of a man in Dadri over rumours of eating beef despite widespread outrage and the debate over beef ban, latched on to Lalu's remarks on beef and said a "shaitan (devil) has entered a human body".

"What all did he eat? It (the remarks) insulted the Yaduvanshis... Laluji these Yaduvanshis helped you to come to power. What all Yadavs eat...is it not an insult of Yadavs and Bihar?" he said.

Modi, who is under attack from the grand alliance for allegedly insulting people of Bihar through his DNA barb against Nitish Kumar, repeatedly sought to project Lalu's beef remarks as an insult not only to the entire Yadav community whose primary occupation has been rearing cows, but to the entire state.

Insisting that Lalu cannot absolve himself of his beef remarks by claiming that it was the "devil" (shaitan) on his tongue which made him say it, he said, "I want to know how the shaitan got the address (of Lalu)...he recognises that it was the shaitan in a similar manner as people recognise their relatives."