What one should eat or not eat as personal choice must be respected but not enforced. But there some published writings about beef consumption as referenced below:
Brahma created animals for mankind. Meat of all the animals is allowed for the, if they like it. (Manusmriti 5/50)
Indra eats the meat of cow, buffalo and horse (Rigveda 6/17)
During the period of Puranas, no one was considered an ideal Hindu who tool no beef (Complete work, Swami Vivekanda)
During Vedic times a Brahmin who desisted eating beef was not considered Brahmin who desisted eating beef was not considered Brahmin. (Complete Work, Swami Vivekanda)
Gandhi said: I know scholars tell that cow sacrifice is mentioned in Vedas. I read a sentence in our Sanskrit text to the effect that Brahmin used to eat beef. (Hindu Dharma P 120)
'I will eat full plate beef, I like it, I will do it in public.' (Karanataka CM, Siddaramaiah)
I personally know many Hindu brothers consume beef in western countries, including in India. Rajkapoor families and many others loved beef dishes. As an outsider of Hindu Dharma how does it reconcile between beef lover and beef hater would be interesting to know from you? Thank you.
As regard to Maulana Tawhidi, he may be trying to accommodate the discussion. But need to check his dinner plate!