Bachu Marak was the district president of the BJP in the North Garo Hills. Photograph: (Getty)
Another BJP leader from India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya quit the party over the Centre's ban on the sale of cattle in markets for slaughter.
His resignation comes just four days after West Garo Hills district president Bernard Marak quit the party over the same issue.
"I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos. As a Garo, it is my responsibility to protect the interest of my community. Beef-eating is part of our culture and tradition. Imposition of BJP's non-secular ideology on us is not acceptable," Bachu said after resigning from the party.
The BJP leader had, on his Facebook page, talked about a “beer and beef party” a few days ago to mark BJP’s three years at the Centre. He was reportedly warned by his leadership over the post.
Bachu Marak was the district president of the BJP in the North Garo Hills.
Bachu has said he will attend Bernard Marak’s beef party on June 10.
"I will attend the beef party in Tura to register our voice against such moves of the BJP," he said.