Forget about BJP's love for cows, now Congress promises cowshed in every village panchayat of Madhya Pradesh

It's now the turn of opposition Congress to turn into Gau Rakshak (cow savior) in assembly poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

Published: 05th September 2018 10:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2018 10:28 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only.

Express News Service

BHOPAL: Forget about ruling BJP espousing the cause of cow. It's now the turn of opposition Congress to turn into Gau Rakshak (cow savior) in assembly poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

With assembly polls just two and half months away in the central Indian state, the MP Congress chief Kamal Nath has promised to build Gaushala (cowshed) in every village panchayat of the state, if the party was voted to power after a yawning gap of 15 years.

The former union minister and nine-time sitting Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara constituency of MP made the announcement at a public meeting in Ganjbasoda town of Vidisha district recently and later tweeted "Pradesh ki har pachayat mein Gaushala banayenge, ye ghoshna nahi vachan hai (we'll build a cowshed in every village panchayat, it's not merely an announcement, but a fervent pledge)."The State Congress media in-charge Shobha Oza confirmed to The New Indian Express the development on Wednesday.

"For the BJP, cow is a tool to garner votes, but for the Congress, it's a matter of faith. Hundreds of cows of dying in the state every day, be it on roads or existing cowsheds. Money being sanctioned by the state government for upkeep of the existing cowsheds is being guzzled by the BJP people."She added that Congress will stick to its pledge of building cowshed in each village panchayat once it comes to power in the state.

"Our aim is to save the cows as well as generate productive employment in villages for jobless youths."The principal opposition party of the state has been proactively raising the issue of cows ahead of polls in the state. Recently, former Lok Sabha member and presently a legislator from Rewa district Sunderlal Tiwari had raised the matter of carcass of six stray cows having been buried in the Rewa Municipal Corporation (RMC) premises close to a Ram-Janaki Temple.

The protest by Congress workers had led to the exhuming of the carcasses from the RMC premises on August 12.

Added the State Congress spokesperson Oza, "In the past our veteran legislator Ariq Aqeel had moved a private member bill in the Vidhan Sabha, demanding proper burial/funeral of cows to be funded by government as the cows are most revered animal. However, the legislators of the same BJP, which enduringly swears by the cause of Gau Mata had ensured that bill was rejected by 55-130 votes,"

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp