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Azam calls Som ‘beef mafia’, draws retort


Uttar Pradesh Assembly today witnessed heat when Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan termed BJP MLA Sangeet Som as “beef mafia” to which he reacted sharply.

During the Question Hour, Khan pointed towards Som and termed him as “beef mafia” questioning his alleged links with slaughter houses.

Som, MLA from Sardhana, said if Azam had any proof, he should table it in the House.

Khan said he had proof of what he said and advised Som to “take a lesson from what happened in a university”, without naming Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey later intervened to cool the frayed tempers.

Som, an accused in Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013, was alleged to have links with meat export firms, a charge denied by him.

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