BJP stages walkout over cow slaughter

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Lucknow, Mar 5 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members today staged a noisy walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly over the issue of cow slaughter in Kanpur dehat district recently.

Raising the issue through an adjournment motion, BJP legislature party leader Om Prakash Singh said over 100 cows were found beheaded under Rasulabad police station area on February 29.

He said it was unfortunate that the police did not react even when the issue was communally sensitive and an effort to create communal tension in the area.

The BJP leader said the people had complaint to the police about the illegal cow slaughter, but it did not pay any heed.

Mr Singh's statement was supported by other members of his party.

Replying to the motion, state parliamentary affairs minister Lalji Verma said a case had been registered against unidentified people after heads of 27 cows were found near a jungle.

He announced that an investigation would be ordered to find out if the police was informed earlier by the villagers about the slaughter.

In another incident, the Samajwadi Party (SP) raised the issue of party leader Murari Yadav murder in Varanasi this morning.

SP member Shivpal Singh Yadav said the three time ward member of the party and general secretary of the Varanasi town was shot dead at Hararsaria of the city.

Mr Verma added that old rivalry was the reason behind the killing.

Congress legislature party leader Pramod Tiwari raised the issue of non appointment of an Anglo-Indian member in the state assembly even after ten-month of the constitution of the house.

SP member Mata Prasad Pandey highlighted the non tabling of the reports of the Lok Ayukh in the Assembly.

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