FIR Lodged Against BJP Candidate for Calling Beef ‘National Food’

An FIR has been lodged against Banendra Kr Mushahary, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate contesting from the Gauripur constituency.

In an election campaign held by Mushahary in a minority-dominated area, the BJP leader addressed the concerns of the beef ban. In that same meeting, he stated that “beef is a national food.”

Following his statement, protests were held against Mushahary in Dhubri district of Assam.

As such, the members of Purbanchal Hindu Aikya Mancha have registered an FIR against the leader at Dispur Police Station, Guwahati. In the FIR, the Hindu group has stated that Mushahary has tried “to garner votes of a particular community by hurting the sentiments of another community.”

The Purbanchal Hindu Aikya Mancha has further forwarded the concern to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Meanwhile, members of Purbanchal Hindu Aikya Mancha, on Tuesday, registered an FIR at the Dispur Police Station, and demanded that immediate actions should be initiated against Mushahary for violating the model code of conduct in poll-bound Assam.

The Bodo leader was first elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly in 1996 as an independent candidate from the Gauripur constituency in the Dhubri district. Mushahary was elected again as an Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) candidate in 2011 from Gauripur.

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