CT Ravi claimed Amin Mattu's actions were unconstitutional

BJP demands Karnataka CM media advisers dismissal over participation in beef protest
news BEEF CONTROVERSY Friday, October 09, 2015 - 11:03

Although the protest in solidarity with the right to eat beef failed to have much of an effect on Bengaluru, the participation of the media advisor to government of Karnataka, Dinesh Amin Mattu, has irked the BJP. 

A day after the protest, in which participants ate beef dishes, Karnataka BJP leader and Chikkmaglur MP CT Ravi demanded the dismissal of Amin Mattu.

In a press conference in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday, Ravi said,"Mattu's conduct was against the constitution as he is a government employee. He engaged in beef-eating in the name of freedom of expression"

Mattu said that CT Ravi’s demand was not new to him. “Even in the past he has demanded that the CM suspend me. There is no point responding to such unnecessary protests,” he said.

Not a government servant

“Who said a public official can’t take part in protests demanding rights? I did not say anything unconstitutional. I participated in the protest because atrocities like Dadri killing need to be condemned,” he said. 

During the protest Mattu said,"There's a misconception that only Muslims eat beef. That's not true. In south India, a large number of Dalits and backwards eat beef. Some for the (low) cost. It's affordable. Some others like me, find it tasty."

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