Eat beef, and win gold: BJP MP Udit Raj
Udit Raj, BJP MP and Dalit leader from North West Delhi rakes up a controversy by suggesting that the Jamaican Athlete Usain bolt went on to win nine Olympic gold medals despite being born in poverty, after his trainer advised him to eat beef twice a day .
“Usain Bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympics,” BJP MP tweeted.
Udit Raj, however, tried to play down controversy saying that he merely repeated what Bolt’s trainer had said and all he meant was that the athletes can find a way to excel despite adversities and they should not blame circumstances for their failures.
Beef is an emotive issue for BJP, whose governments in various states have come out with tough laws banning its trade.
“What I wanted to say is our players should find ways and means, as he (Usain Bolt) found ways and means,” he said, adding there is no lack of facilities for sports persons here.
Government spends a huge money on them compared to nations like Jamiaca or Kenya, he said, steering clear of any mention of beef.