Beef Politics: When Political Class Forget The Priorities

Sudhanva Shetty

October 28th, 2015

Image Source: latimes

194 million Indians went hungry every day;
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
33,000 Indians were raped every year;
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
Journalist after journalist was killed;
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
30% of the national population lived before the poverty line;
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
1 out of 4 Indian girls was married off before she turned 18
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
Indian soldiers were being killed every day at the borders
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
100,000 foetuses were aborted every year just because they were female;
The politicians were busy talking about beef.
Indian students were struggling to land a decent-paying job
The politicians were busy talking about beef.

No, we’re not making this political. And we don’t want to indulge in appeasing any community. And we don’t want to offend or side with any religion.

But when you’re given the responsibility to govern a complex nation like India, you have a responsibility to identify priorities. India has far bigger problems currently to waste time indulging in beef politics.

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