In a bid to highlight the plight of stray cattle, the AAP has decided to launch a ‘Khunta Gaad’ campaign across Haryana. And in order to draw attention towards the issue, a stray cow will be tied outside the residence of BJP MLA Gian Chand Gupta.
In a bid to highlight the plight of stray cattle, the AAP has decided to launch a ‘Khunta Gaad’ campaign across Haryana.Sharing information about the campaign during a press conference in Sector 9 on Monday, AAP’s newly appointed district president Yogeshwar Sharma said that the campaign will be carried out in all the districts of the state as the problem has been ignored by the present government.
“The population of stray cattle is over 1.5 lakh in the state. While the cow-sheds are at full capacity, the animal is left to wander on the streets and feed on polythene bags leading to sickness and death. Haryana is well known across world for milk production, still the condition of stray cattle in the state is dismal,” he said.
Criticising the government for playing politics over cattle, he said that the Delhi government is spending Rs 20 per cow for their upkeep, while Haryana government spends only 20 paise per cow. “Before 2014 elections, the government had made tall claims about protecting cattle and providing them shelter, however, in last two years, the stray cattle population has only increased,” he added.
Informing more about the campaign, the party members said that they will march from Sector 16 to Sector 17 on September 14, where Panchkula MLA Gupta resides and will tie a stray cow outside his residence. On September 24, members will take out a protest march to Chandigarh and tie a cow outside Haryana CM Manohar Lal’s residence.