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Will give Rs 900 monthly stipend for keeping cow: Yogi

Addressing rallies in Ayodhya and Barabanki, the BJP chief minister said, “Our resolve was that we will neither allow cows to be slaughtered nor farmers' crops to be damaged.”

By: Express News Service | Ayodhya, Barabanki |
Updated: February 23, 2022 4:56:45 am
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With the issue of stray cattle dominating the poll issue, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday promised a stipend of Rs 900 per month per cow to farmers and urged people to vote for those who “protect cows, and not those who kill them”.

Addressing rallies in Ayodhya and Barabanki, the BJP chief minister said, “Our resolve was that we will neither allow cows to be slaughtered nor farmers’ crops to be damaged.”

Justifying his government’s decision to close illegal “slaughterhouses” in the state to save “gau mata”, Adityanath said that after March 10, all butchers will be seen selling vegetables. “Thode din aur inki garmi rehne do, 10 March ke baad sab shant ho jayega… Gau mata ki bhi raksha hogi… Har kasai bhi thela lagake subzi bechta dikhayi dega. ..Paap se ushe mukt kiya jar aha hai. (Let their haughtiness stay for a few more days. It will subside after March 10. While cows will be protected, every butcher will be seen selling vegetables on carts. They are being freed from a life of sins),” Adityanath said at a rally in Ayodhya.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that after returning to power, the BJP government in UP would bring out a new policy to tackle the issue of stray cattle.

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Talking about the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Adityanath told people to deprive votes to those, who deprived them of Ram Temple. “They have deprived you of Ram Temple, you deprive them of your votes… Try it in such a manner that when the results are out on March 10, only smoke is seen on the faces of Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders,” he said.

Adityanath said the construction of the Ram Temple would not have been possible in the SP rule. “Yeh paap kabhi mat karna, Ram bhakton par goli chalane wala vyakti agar aapse vote mangta hai to use jawab dene ki awashyakta hai (Do not commit such a sin. Those who ordered firing on Ram bhakts, they need to be answered back when they come to seek your votes),” Adityanath said and talked about changing the name of Faizabad to Ayodhya.

Alleging that the SP used to supply even power to an area on the basis of the religion of people living there, he said in Barabanki that the BJP government work on the principle of inclusive growth.

(With PTI inputs)

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