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BJP MP says he did not recommend beef

Raj has said that his statement was a reproduction of Bolt’s trainer’s statement

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Publish Date: Aug 29 2016 2:07PM | Updated Date: Aug 29 2016 2:09PM

BJP MP says he did not recommend beef
After Udit Raj’s beef comment sparked a controversy, the MP of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has clarified his statement by saying that he did not advocate the consumption of beef in his tweet about Usain Bolt.
 
 The MP has said that his statement was a reproduction of Bolt’s trainer’s statement and did not recommend consumption of beef. 
 
 Raj also said that despite of poor infrastructure and poverty, Bolt won 9 gold medals and Indian players should find ways to win rather than criticizing government and present infrastructure facilities. 
 
 Clarifying his statement, he said that eating is an individual choice and by giving Bolt’s example of him being poor and winning 9 gold medals, he meant to encourage players to find ways to win and not to criticize government. 
 
 The minister in his controversial tweet said that Usain Bolt of Jamaica was poor and his trainer advised him to eat beef and he won 9 gold medals.