CPI(M) leader and Palakkad MP MB Rajesh has alleged beef has been unofficially removed from the menu at the Thrissur Kerala Police Academy for more than one-and-a-half years, as a fallout of the "anti-beef" campaign by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in various parts of India.
Rajesh has made the allegation in his Facebook post.
"For the past one and a half year, beef has been removed from the menu of Thrissur Police Academy. This can be verified by checking the purchase register," Rajesh wrote.
He has said that the "unofficial ban" is indicative of the Congress-led UDF government succumbing to pressure being exerted by the RSS.
He has also criticised state home minister Ramesh Chennithala for forcing the RSS agenda on the Kerala police and has asked to "withdraw the ban" as soon as possible.
However, it is understood that beef was removed from the menu when IG Suresh Raj Purohit was appointed at the academy.
Meanwhile, Chennithala has reportedly denied the allegations, saying it is not the government that decides the menu at the academy.
Also, officials at the Kerala Police Academy have also reportedly denied the charges made by the MP. They have said that it is the mess committee, which has a circle inspector, a sub inspector, a havildar and a trainee, which decides the menu.
Check out the Facebook post below: