Lynchings, beef-ban not to figure in talks with Shah: Goa BJP

Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Issues like lynching and beef ban would not be discussed with BJP national president Amit Shah when he visits Goa on July 1-2, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Tendulkar also said there was no anxiety in the state, where minorities comprise more than 30 per cent of the population, over the issue of lynching of members from the minority community and the beef ban

“Amit Shahji is coming to work for the organisation in Goa. The issues which you have raised, there is no problem as such in Goa. We will face 2019 elections by bringing together all people, from all religions and castes in Goa,” Tendulkar said.

Asked if he was aware of any anxiety in a section of Goa’s minority community over the beef ban and public lynching, Tendulkar said: “There is no anxiety.”

Shah is to interact with elected representatives from the BJP, key party office bearers, cadre as well as professionals and businessmen from the state over the two-day period.

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