CM attacks BJP over fodder for cattle

He was speaking at an event in a cow shelter in Haryana’s Sonipat on Sunday

January 14, 2019 01:42 am | Updated 01:42 am IST - New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Haryana’s Sonipat on Sunday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Haryana’s Sonipat on Sunday.

Speaking at a cow shelter in Sonipat on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party by comparing the Haryana government’s efforts to take care of cows with that of his government and said, “Those who ask for votes in the name of cows should at least arrange for their fodder.”

“I have learnt that the Haryana government only keeps aside ₹140 per cow per year for their well-being, which comes to about 40 paise per day,” Mr. Kejriwal said, adding “But in Delhi, ₹40 is provided per cow per day, following directions of the Supreme Court.”

Mr. Kejriwal also attacked the BJP-run municipal corporations. He claimed they are supposed to pay half the amount or ₹20 but have not done so for the last three years.

Speaking about how cows are worshipped in his household and the importance of taking care of them, Mr. Kejriwal condemned “politicisation” of the issue, which he said was being done across the country today.

The Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta had earlier condemned what he termed as “politics” being played on the issue of cow shelters by Mr. Kejriwal. Mr. Gupta said the Delhi government was avoiding its own responsibility by blaming the civic bodies.

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