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What about 21 dead cows? BJP MLA hits back at ex-bureaucrats who questioned Yogi

"You're seeing deaths of only Sumit and a police officer but not the deaths of 21 cows," Sanjay Sharma BJP MLA from Bulandshahr's Anupshahr said.

What about 21 dead cows? BJP MLA hits back at ex-bureaucrats who questioned Yogi
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New Delhi: After 83 former bureaucrats wrote an open letter seeking the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Yogi Adityanath, a BJP MLA fired back saying that the death of 21 cows is not being given importance.

"You're seeing deaths of only Sumit and a police officer but not the deaths of 21 cows," Sanjay Sharma BJP MLA from Bulandshahr's Anupshahr told news agency ANI.

A group of former civil servants has written an open letter criticising the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to take action on the killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The letter, signed by 83 former bureaucrats on Tuesday, asked citizens to unite in a "crusade against the politics of hate and division, a politics which aims to destroy the fundamental principles on which our Republic is founded".

"It is a measure of the rapid erosion of constitutional values that we, as a group, have felt a compelling need to speak out as many as nine times in the last eighteen months," the letter read.

The latest letter follows the December 3 killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and another man in Bulandshahr following mob violence over alleged cow slaughter.

(With inputs from agencies)