Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday promised to enhance the security of cows, while also ensuring that the state government will help protect farmers’ fields from stray cattle.
Adityanath asserted that 'gaushalas' (cow shelters) will be built on a large scale to protect cows.
"We have completely stopped illegal slaughterhouses. I promise that we will not let 'Gaumata' be slaughtered while we’ll also protect fields of farmers from stray cattle,” the chief minister said, addressing a rally in the Tiloi assembly constituency of Amethi.
Accusing Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav of "maintaining silence” on the alleged connection between his party and the kin of one of the Ahmedabad blast convicts, Adityanath reiterated his charge that "the terrorist’s family is a campaigner of the Samajwadi Party.”