BJP trying to legitimise its wrong doings in garb of 'cow protection': Congress

| Updated: Mar 26, 2017 18:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 26 (ANI): In the wake of Uttar Pradesh MLA Vikarm Saini claiming to break limbs of people who slaughter cows, the Congress on Sunday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that the leaders of the saffron party is trying to trying to legitimise its unlawful acts, under the facade of protecting the bovine. Asserting that it is the job of an MLA to protect the law of the land, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that cow protection is just an excuse as the BJP is trying to siphon political benefits on the name of 'gau seva'. "The top job of an MLA is to protect the law of the land. It is very wrong that an elected MLA is disrespecting the constitution by making such remarks," Dikshit told ANI. "The other thing is that him and the BJP leaders are not concerned with the well being of the cows but are using this aspect of serving the bovine to legitimise their wrong doings and political benefits, " he added. Earlier, Saini while addressing a gathering in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh said that he would break the limbs of those disrespecting and killing cows. 'I had promised that I would break the hand and legs of the people who disrespect and kill cows," Saini said at a gathering. This is not the first time when the MLA triggered stir for his controversial remark. He has been accused of making inflammatory speech during the Muzaffarnagar riot and was also sent behind the bars for it. The remark came at a time when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to put a complete ban on cow smuggling. (ANI)