A strong votary of cow slaughter ban, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath has turned to his personal website to seek public opinion for curbing it. The website, www.yogiadityanath.in, of ‘Parampujya Mahant Adityanathji Maharaj, mukhyamantri (UP)’, has elicited views if stern laws should be enacted banning cow slaughter. A whopping 80 per cent of respondents by 5 PM have favoured enacting a tough law, while 19 per cent have spoken against it. The ‘yes-no’ survey has not mentioned the views expressed by the rest one per cent.
The Chief Minister, who starts his day by feeding cows at a gaushala here, has always supported ban on cow slaughter and publicly expressed his views. The website is managed by Santosh Yadav, a close aide of the CM, from Gorakhnath Mutt here. The opinion poll appears at the bottom of the homepage and reads: ‘Do we need to formulate a strict law to stop cow slaughter?’
The respondents have been asked to mention their full name and mobile number. There is, however, some confusion on when the opinion poll was started. While some say that it was initiated before Adityanath took over as the CM, there are others claiming that it has been started just a couple of days ago.
Soon after assuming the office of the chief minister, Adityanath has started implementing the promises the BJP made in its manifesto. He has already directed the police to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughterhouses across the state. He has also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows