MP: Vijayvargiya clarifies Modi’s remark on cow protectors

  • Vinit, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2016 13:11 IST
From left: State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya at Subhash Nagar on Friday. (Shankar Mourya/ HT photo)

National Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in Indore on Friday toned down Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diatribe on cow protectors, saying “some” posers are putting Gau Raksha in bad light.

“We have to understand Modiji’s remarks on Gau Rakshaks . . . there are some people who carry out dishonest deeds under the guise of Gau Raksha. We have to identify them and weed them out of the system. But there are many sevaks who contribute to cow protection and shall continue the good work,” Vijayvargiya said before flagging off ‘Tiranga’ march at Subhash Nagar Square in Indore.

Addressing an event to mark the second anniversary of the government’s citizen engagement platform MyGov portal on August 6, PM Modi said 70 - 80 percent of self-styled gau rakshaks are involved in anti-social activities and hence, project themselves as gau rakshaks to hide their ills.

A day later, Modi restricted the statistic of fake cow protectors to a “handful” while speaking in Telangana, after being stunted by RSS functionaries.

“Had Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru listened to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s views on Kashmir unification, the situation would have been different in the valley today. The Congress’ stand on Kashmir has always been superfluous,” said the BJP legislator from Mhow.

State Congress spokesperson KK Mishra said, “Several cases were registered against VHP and Bajrang Dal members in Bhanwar Kuan police station, Indore and Bank Note Press police station, Dewas for extorting money from vehicles ferrying cattle. Gau raksha issue is a poll tactic of BJP to keep people talking about unnecessary things.”

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