GUWAHATI- Assam Congress leader Banashree Gogoi has lodged an FIR against Maharashtra MLA Bachchu Kadu for his remarks over sending stray dogs from Maharashtra to Assam as people here consume dog meat.
Banashree Gogoi, General Secretary of Assam Pradesh Mahilla Congress, registered a police complaint at Guwahati’s Dispur police station on Tuesday.
In the FIR, she wrote, “Bachchu Kadu stated in Maharashtra assembly in presence of chairperson and other political representatives that the people of Assam used to consume dog meat and this fact is well known to him when he stayed at Guwahati. This controversial statement has come to light via social media platform which has gone viral and led bed remark to me as well as the Assamese people and promoting animosity between the people.”
“Such hatred speech delivered by the accused above named is intentional to disturb the peace loving Assamese people living in different areas in India and abroad. Being a member of the Legislative Assembly, the accused namely Bachchu Kadu has violated the provisions of Article 173 (A) of the Constitution of India…,” the complaint further mentioned.
All stray dogs from Maharashtra should be relocated to Assam, according to Bachchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Achalpur and the leader of the Prahar Janshakti Party, because the people in Assam consume a lot of dog meat and it is a practical solution to Maharashtra’s canine population.
Kadu made the comments in response to a debate in the Maharashtra Legislature about the threat posed by street dogs, which was brought up by MLAs Pratap Sarnaik and Atul Bhatkhalkar.
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Minister @BachuKadu in assembly, “Stray dogs are in demand in Assam. They fetch good selling price of up to ₹8,000. To control the population of the stray dogs in state they should be dispatched to Assam to be killed in slaughter house for meat. @gauri_maulekhi @asharmeet02 pic.twitter.com/baoauGxN1I
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