BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur sparks controversy, says cow urine extract protects from coronavirus, lung issues

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Updated: May 17, 2021 6:04 PM

Various statements of Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, had sparked controversies in the past.

Pragya Singh Thakur Cow urinePragya Singh Thakur said that cow urine is like a "life-saving" medicine.

Bhopal BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur has said the cow urine extract offers protection against lung infections and coronavirus. “‘Gau-mutra ark’ (cow urine extract) of a desi cow keeps us away from a lung infection. I am in a lot of trouble (health issues) but take the ‘gau mutra ark’ every day. After this, I am not supposed to take any other medicine for coronavirus. I am not affected by coronavirus infection.

“I believe God will keep me protected as I am using this medicine of ‘gau mutra ark’,” the Bhopal MP said while addressing a function in Bairagarh area of Bhopal to dedicate oxygen concentrators on Sunday evening.

She said cow urine is like a “life-saving” medicine.

Her comment did not go well with people including various opposition leaders. Youth Congress President Srinivas BV, who has been at the forefront, helping those in need during this COVID-19 pandemic, shared the video questioning Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan whether the claim made by Pragya Singh Thakur is true?

In April, a Madhya Pradesh Congress leader had announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for anybody who spots Thakur in public alleging that she was “missing” from the scene when the people need her help as an MP.

During her speech, Thakur said she has been helping people “without publicity” in the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.

Various statements of Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, had sparked controversies in the past.

A few days ago, a report showed that some people in Gujarat has been applying cow dung on their bodies believing that it increases immunity against COVID-19.

Medics have already warned against such practices saying they do not vouch for its efficacy.

(With inputs from agencies)

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