"Haryana CM has taken U-turn on it. Actually I read his statement where he said 'we will take special permission on beef for foreigners'. The Act has been passed in the Assembly. If you want to amend it to get special permission then you have to go to the Assembly. The whole Assembly was unanimous when it passed the Cow Protection Act," Hooda said.

Taking on BJP, the former Haryana Chief Minister cited, "I am Arya Samaji. I am against eating of cow meat. When we said we will be opposing it, the Chief Minister has taken a U-turn because BJP has no stable policy."

Earlier, Khattar had been quoted as saying in a section of the media that he was open to relaxing the beef ban for foreigners in the state. But later on he ruled out any plan to issue licenses and give relaxation to foreigners to consume beef in the state, where a stringent cow protection law was passed nearly 11 months ago.

Haryana's Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, passed by the Assembly in March last year, came into force in November after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.

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