Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of “appeasement politics”, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday said the ruling Trinamool Congress is encouraging illegal abattoirs to flourish in the state.
“Several illegal slaughter houses are running in West Bengal under the influence of the state government. Even my constituency Asansol is filled with illegal slaughter houses,” said Supriyo, who is a MP from West Bengal’s Asansol.
“They are thriving in Asansol because (Trinamool leader) Moloy Ghatak, the local MLA is extending support to the illegal slaughterhouses,” he said, adding that his party’s UP government was not against slaughterhouses but is acting only against illegal ones.
“Politicians here (in Bengal) are doing it to sustain vote banks but people here are smart enough to see through that,” he added.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.