Day after returning to power in Rajasthan, a BJP MLA Balmukund Acharya on Sunday directed the official to shut down all the non-veg street food vendors in Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal area. The BJPreturned to power in Rajasthan after bagging 115 of 199 seats. The saffron party dislodged the Ashok Gehlot-led government after five years.
In a video circulating on social media, Acharya can be seen purportedly directing an official on the call to ensure non-veg food stalls in the Chandi Ki Taksal area are removed.
▪️We are in 2023 and this person is elected MLA from Rajasthan assembly.
▪️His priority is to ban meat shops around Hawa Mahal area in Jaipur.
▪️BJP’s WCD minister owns restaurant in Goa selling pork & beef.
▪️Has BJP got courage to ban her restaurant from selling meat.
— Priyamwada (@PriaINC) December 4, 2023
“Can non-veg be sold in the open on the road? Answer in yes or no. Are you endorsing them? “Remove the roadside shops selling non-vegetarian at Chandi Ki Taksal area. Check their licences. I will take a report from you in the evening. Do I have to come to you to collect the report or you will come?” he said.
Acharya said the street vendors making non-veg seen on roadsides should not be seen from immediate effect. “I will take a report from you in the evening,” he said.
Balmukund defeated Congress leader Rewati Raman Tiwari by 914 votes in the Hawa Mahal constituency which has a sizeable Muslim electorate.
During the campaign, the seer had claimed that scores of temples in the Hawa Mahal area were demolished as a part of a conspiracy and had assured the people that if voted to power, these would be rebuilt.