Lucknow: UP minister Shivpal Yadav on Thursday stoked controversy when he alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the state receive money from cow slaughter houses.
“The BJP talks about protection of cow, but its men are indulged in the death of cows in slaughterhouses, as the party receives money from these slaughterhouses,” ABP news quoted Yadav as saying.
The Samajwadi Party leader also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying: “The PM has started talking about cow only after elections were around the corner. The PM talks more and acts less. He has forgotten about Varanasi”.
Recently, Modi called for isolating and punishing fake "gau rakshaks" (cow protectors), saying they were destroying the country.
The Home Ministry has also issued an advisory to the states asking them to punish those taking the law into their hands in the name of protecting cattle.