Farmers releases stray cattle on open ground during Yogi Adityanath's rally
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath allocated funds for cow shelters in the state budget in 2019 and told district administrations and municipal corporations to make arrangements for cow shelters.
Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityananth has faced irked the farmers, they reportedly released hundreds of stray cattle to open ground which is near to the venue of the Chief Minister’s elections rally.
Farmer leader Ramandeep Singh Mann tweeted the photos of stray cattle seen in open ground.
In Uttar Pradesh farmers are facing hardship to maintain cattle, due to unattended cattle, they have seen in fields and on roads. Cattle menace is also one of the election issues in Uttar Pradesh. Political parties have promised a proper shelter for unattended cattle in the state. After the Yogi Adityananth government implement the cow slaughter bill and closed the unauthorized slaughterhouses in the state, the stray cattle menace has been increased in the state.
Mr. Mann tweeted that "Before Yogi Adityanath's event in Barabanki, farmers drove hundreds of cattle from the fields and left them near the rally site. The farmers couldn't find a way out to handle these stray cattle," Mr Mann tweeted.
"For five years the UP government also couldn't find a solution. The farmers wanted to see what solution the BJP brings before the event," the farmer leader alleged.
While there was no immediate response from the Chief Minister or the Barabanki administration, Yogi Adityanath tweeted a reminder this evening sharing a video clip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance last week to solve the problem of stray cattle in UP if the BJP retained power in the state.
"A new system will be made after March 10 to deal with the problems that you people face due to stray animals. A system will be made so that you can earn income from the dung of an animal that does not give milk," PM Modi said at a rally on Sunday.
The opposition Congress hit back in a tweet quoting the Chief Minister's tweet. Congress criticised the BJP government for "ignoring" the matter for the last five years. It said Yogi Adityanath and PM Modi found time to remember the stray cattle menace only before the elections.
"The number of bulls in UP must have risen by five times than the number of new BJP members in the last five years. As soon as the election is here, they are saying they will find a solution to the stray cattle menace. BJP workers are shocked to hear this. Both the BJP government and bulls will go away," Congress tweeted.
In 2019, the Yogi Adityanath government allocated funds for cow shelters in the state budget, and told district administrations and municipal corporations to make arrangements for cow shelters, NDTV reports.