Mr Marak is the second BJP leader - after Bernard Marak - to quit the party over the central government's new cattle trade rules banning slaughter. "I quit and resign from the party for dishonouring my culture and traditional practices," Bachu Marak said in his resignation letter. He accused the BJP of not accepting Garo culture, traditions and food habits.
He added, "Imposition of BJP's non-secular ideology on us is not acceptable." Four days ago, West Garo Hills district chief Bernard Marak exited the party over the cattle rules. He had also rattled his party by promising cheaper beef to people if they voted the BJP to power in polls next year. (UNI)