Terming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks over “lawful” protectors of cow as “empty talk”, CPI today asked him to first find out “who are the people” creating nuisance in BJP-ruled states in the name of protecting the animal and ensure action against them.
The party said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments slamming cow vigilantes too has turned out to be an “empty talk” as attacks on Dalits and minorities continued despite his denouncement of such incidents.
“He (Bhagwat) should first find out who are the people creating nuisances in the name of cow protection in BJP-ruled states. These are members of right-wing groups. Doesn’t he know that?” CPI national secretary D Raja said.
The Rajya Sabha member said the BJP-led state governments must ensure that law takes its course and “nuisance creating” cow vigilantes are punished.
“Or else, all this talk will turn out as empty talk,” he said.
Addressing annual Dussehra event at RSS headquarters in Nagpur, Bhagwat today strongly backed “countless good people” working “lawfully” for cow protection and said they should not be compared with those creating trouble in its name.
The remarks assume significance given it came against the backdrop of BJP facing flak over anti-Dalit violence by cow vigilantes.
“Countless good people are working for cow protection. The Jain society is totally devoted to it. These good people are working within the ambit of law and Constitution… Administration should see to it that those creating trouble should not be compared with cow protectors,” he said.