Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sambit Patra on Saturday evaded all questions related to the beef controversy and the controversial central government notification on cattle trade and slaughter, saying his brief was only to speak about three years of the Narendra Modi government.
Asked if the beef-related violence was casting a slur on the BJP-led NDA’s achievements, Patra said: “My mandate is to speak about three years and I will speak only about that. I will not trespass beyond that. And the mantra of this government is ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’.”
Patra, who was in Panaji to speak about the three-year achievements of the NDA regime, also downplayed posers whether he was under instructions from his party not to comment on the beef controversy.