BJP worships cows but does not protect them: Sheila Dikshit

Dikshit's comments come at a time when the debate of 'cow protection' and 'cow vigilantism' is rife in the country

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 7, 2016 10:06 am
cow, sheila dikshit, cow protection, uttar pradesh, congress, up elections, cow vigilante, gau raksha, congress cow protection, bjp, prashant kishor New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit talks to the media at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday after she was nominated as Congress party’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming UP Assembly elections. PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Sunday hit out at BJP on the issue of ‘cow protection’. Dikshit, while speaking to news agency ANI in Lukcnow, said that members of BJP worship cows but don’t protect them.

Dikshit’s comments come at a time when the debate of ‘cow protection’ and ‘cow vigilantism’ is rife in the country following a surge of violence carried out by self-acclaimed ‘gau-rakshaks’ in different parts of the country.

The Congress party has declared Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh which is going to polls next year. Sheila also supported the idea of ‘Gau Raksha’ and said: “It is our prime responsibility. Cow sheds should be put in place where they can be kept safe.”

Congress party, whose UP campaign is being led by strategist Prashant Kishor, is expecting to garner support of Brahmin voters and hopes introducing Dikshit will play a prominent role in the campaign programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent out a strong message for cow vigilantism groups while speaking at the townhall event at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. PM Modi said that most of the people involved in these activities are anti-social elements who were running their shops in the name of cow protection.

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    ak dev
    Aug 7, 2016 at 11:17 am
    Certainly not. Cow is the most useful animal even to you. But I agree that fools worship be it Hindus worshiping in temples or Christians praying in churches or Muslims doing namaz.
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      ak dev
      Aug 7, 2016 at 11:10 am
      Cow is not the property of BJP or Congress. It is an useful animal and must be protected by all people. Congress must stop such childish statements and do something to protect cows at least in states where they have government.
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        ak dev
        Aug 7, 2016 at 11:20 am
        Would you explain how cow protectors are minting money?
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          Dennis Panakal
          Aug 7, 2016 at 10:57 am
          Now a lot more than worshipping a bovine animal, killing.humans in the name of protecting the holy cows have overstepped all our civilized sensiblities.
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            sunny
            Aug 8, 2016 at 5:02 am
            Have you not read the Haryana/Rajasthan story. O that may be written by a Musilm to tarnish the image of BJP .You visit any interstate check post. You can find Hindus,Musilm, Christian happily collecting bribe money for transportation of any goods.from one State to other.Ofcourse majority are Hindus as about 80% of our potion are Hindus.If you work out based on % potion perhaps Christian will dominate as their% of eduction may be more than others
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              romesh sharma
              Aug 7, 2016 at 9:51 am
              With old age Ms Dixit has gone deaf and blind.Has she not listened or read what PM Modi has yesterday said about Gau-Raksha and Gau-Rakshaks!Picking up cheap contraversial propaa she has made it modus opei for coming elections.Congress and AAP etc can cry only exploiting the name of Dalits,Kissans,muslims/minorities.Centuries old artifices have kept Nation and people backward.Never read or heard anything innovative that could take Nation forward.
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                Harry
                Aug 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                We would like to know what is her view on this and her paet and her beloved leaders Rahul and Sonia.She knows well this is a hot potatoe in India and atleast BJP has guts to face it unlike Congress which is standing on side lines.This lady is trying to save her skin and position in politics. Lady, enjoy the looted maney and rtire, India dont need people like you.
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                  Ram
                  Aug 7, 2016 at 9:50 am
                  Madame Sheila,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BJP has nothing do with cow but only playing setiments of Hindu people to get votes.Yestedday Ajatak shows how cows are dying in BJP rule Rajasthan. This is only to make people fools and create anarchy in country.
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