BJP MLA condemns Rajasthan minister’s remark calling cow ‘animal’, says comment has hurt the sentiments of people

  • BJP leader Vasudev Devnani on Tuesday condemned state minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal's remark calling cow an 'animal', saying that the comment has hurt the sentiments of people

  • Speaking in state Assembly on Monday, Dhariwal had said that cow is a 'highly useful animal' but there is no sense in worshipping it

  • The minister had also taken an aim at Hindu nationalist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, saying that nationalism cannot be imagined without Muslims who make around 22 crores of the country's total population

Jaipur: BJP leader Vasudev Devnani on Tuesday condemned state minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal's remark calling cow an "animal", saying that the comment has hurt the sentiments of people. He said that cow is revered as a mother to the people and Dhariwal's comments have hurt their sentiments.

"Dhariwal's comment on cow and Hindutva is condemnable. Saying that cow is just an animal hurts people's sentiments. The cow is worshipped as a mother in this country", Devnani said.

 BJP MLA condemns Rajasthan minister’s remark calling cow ‘animal’, says comment has hurt the sentiments of people

BJP leader Vasudev Devnani speaking to media in Jaipur on Tuesday. ANI

Speaking in state Assembly on Monday, Dhariwal had said that cow is a "highly useful animal" but there is no sense in worshipping it. "Cow is a highly useful animal but it does not make any sense in worshipping it. Superwomen, not animals are worshipped", he said while quoting excerpts from a book written by Hindu nationalist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

The minister had also taken an aim at the "nationalist", saying that nationalism cannot be imagined without Muslims who make around 22 crores of the country's total population.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 16:18:52 IST