Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya, DH file photo
Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya reiterated on Monday that there was no question of banning cow slaughter in the state.
He said beef was an international food and was consumed by people of all communities, including Hindus.
The minister was responding to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's statement, taunting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as to how he supported beef-eating while calling himself a Hindu.
Most hotels abroad have beef prominently on their menu and it is consumed by many poor people, Anjaneya said.
The minister said everyone has a freedom of choice when it comes to consumption of food.