Guwahati, Jul 28 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party has sacrificed 246 animals in the famous Kamakhya temple since yesterday for the success it had achieved in the Trust vote, shocking the temple trust and provoking the animal rights groups.
The Controversial SP MLA Kishore Samrite had flown down from Bhopal and started sacrificing the animals as thanksgiving to the Mother goddess Kamakhya for the victory the party had achieved.
'' Everyday he is sacrificing 121 goats and four buffaloes. So far in the last two days 242 goats and four buffaloes have been sacrificed,'' said the Kamkhya Debottar Trust, which runs the whole temple.
The trust is also baffled as the value of the sacrificed animals is Rs 25 lakhs.
Mr Samitre shot into fame early this year when he was allegedly offered Rs 25 lakh by the Congress to vote in favour of an independent MLA. He, however, remained nonchalant about the whole incident.
He told mediapersons that it was his wish and he was only fulfilling it.
'' Another batch of 121 goats will be sacrificed tomorrow while the number of buffaloes will go up to 15,'' said Mr Samitre.
The total number of animals to be sacrificed will tally with the exact number of votes the UPA got in the No-Confidence motion.
Kishore Samitre is the MLA from Lanji constituency in Madhya Pradesh and had been suspended from the party for sometime after the bribe scandal but was taken back into the partyfold in March.
Today, the People for Animals as well as People for Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) swung into action and held demonstration in front of the DC office to stop sacrifice of animals.
They also sent faxes to Mr Amar Singh and Mr Mulayam Singh protesting the butchering of so many animals.
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