Ahmadabad: Launching a scathing attack at the Central government over providing subsidy on meat exports, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the UPA government is encouraging Pink revolution in the country by facilitating meat exports and impeding export of cotton.

Modi along with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Yadav was present at the unveiling of National Dairy Plan in Anand.

Modi said that encouraging meat export is leading to slaughter of animals which is adversely affecting milk production in the country.

Alleging that a big racket is working on smuggling cows to Bangladesh, the Chief Minister said that the Centre is not paying heed to the serious issue, rather it’s promoting meat export.

Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar, while reacting to Modi’s statement, said that the government has not announced any such concession.

The Central Government’s policy for meat export has not been changed since the last 30 years.

He further said “The government has formulated Rs 242 crore Dairy projects for the next six years in 14 states.

Meanwhile, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma in his letter to the Chief Minister has clarified that no such subsidy has been provided to meat export.

Clarifying on Modi’s allegation on cotton export, Pawar said, “110 lakh bales of cotton have been exported this year against last year’s 54 lakh bales.