While 6 BJP states crack down on meat, Bengal government to start home delivering it
The service will start out with three vans. Depending on how well it does, more may be added later. Photograph: (AFP)
While the governments of six BJP-ruled states have cracked down on meat -- the West Bengal government has taken the exact opposite tack.
News reports say it is going to start a home delivery service in Kolkata.
Called Meat on Wheelz, the service will home deliver cooked and frozen meats.
The reports said the service had been started by a company owned by the West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday expressed concern over the crackdown on meat in Uttar Pradesh
The reports added the service will start out with three vans.
Depending on how well it does, more vans may be added to the fleet later.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday expressed concern over the crackdown on meat in Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP had in its poll manifesto promised to come down hard on unlicensed slaughterhouses and mechanised abattoirs.
The new Yogi Adityanath government in UP has made good on its promise.
And since then, five other BJP-ruled states -- Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Uttarakhand -- have followed suit.