Karnataka BJP leader says Brahmins ate beef, retracts statement after facing flak

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Karnataka BJP spokesperson Vaman Acharya has sparked a row with his comments that Brahmins too slaughtered cows for consumption before India became an agrarian country. “Before India became an agrarian country, there are examples where all communities including Brahmins have slaughtered cows for consumption,” he said.

Senior BJP MLA and spokesperson Suresh Kumar said in a Facebook post that the remarks were “completely against the party’s beliefs and ideology.”

As he came under attack from within the BJP and in the social media, Acharya told PTI, “I have retracted from my statement, as I want to close the issue. I don’t want to hurt my party.”

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