The new tourism minister of India, KJ Alphons, has now new advice for people who are visiting to India from other parts of the world. In the new advice, the tourism minister asked the visitors to “Eat beef in their own countries” before travelling to India. The advice came just three days after asserting that there will not be any “food code” for states and beef will continue in states like Kerala and Goa.
The minister made the remark when he was confronting the questions on the tourism sector, where it is seen a major slowdown due to the cow vigilantism in the states that have banned the consumption of beef.
“They can eat beef in their own country and come here yaar,” Mr Alphons quipped while replying to reporters.
A day after incumbeting the charge of the tourism minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, Mr Alphons rubbishes the concerns over beef ban as “propaganda” against the BJP and said: “I don’t think the BJP prescribes a food code for every state. Like the Chief Minister of Goa has made very clear that Goa is a beef-eating state and Goa shall continue to be a beef-eating state. Kerala is a beef-eating state and it shall continue to eat beef. That is what people eat there and BJP doesn’t have a problem.”
Both Kerala and Goa are the most visited destinations for foreign tourists.
When reporter reminded him his earlier statement, he said, “That is a cock-and-bull story…I am not the food minister, I am the minister for Tourism.”