New Delhi: BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya who is know for making controversial remarks has once again landed himself in trouble by calling a Muslim MLA of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh a ‘beef-eater’.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh’s Pachmarhi: Why is 'Queen of Satpura Ranges' a Perfect Summer Weekend Escape?

Speaking at the gathering of BJP workers, Vijayvargiya, while talking about party candidate Surendra Nath Singh said,”Your (Singh’s) loss caused me the greatest anguish. It is surprising that a nationalist government which stopped cow slaughter was in power (in the state), but a beef-eater won against you. It is a matter of shame for all of us.” Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Vehicle Runs Over 6-Year-Old Girl, Mob Sets It On Fire, Throws Driver Into Flames

Reacting sharply to the controversial comment, Arif Masood said, “Vijayvargiya should produce evidence as to when I ate beef. I have never had a meal with the BJP general secretary. This (the remark) only shows his frustration.” Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Man Beheads 60-Year-Old Uncle, Walks On Street With Severed Head And Murder Weapon

The Congress also claimed he had never eaten beef in his life, and he won from a seat where Hindus are in a majority. “I was elected by all sections of society while the BJP only focused on dividing people,” he said.

Last year, during Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress’s Arif Masood had defeated Singh by 14,757 votes. The Congress party had ended the BJP’s 15-year rule in the state in the Vidhan Sabha polls. Mayawati-led BSP and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party had extended support to the Congress.