Lumpy skin disease: BJP left cows to their own fate, says Surjewala

Updated: Aug 18 2022 8:14PM

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday attacked the ruling BJP in Haryana, alleging that it does politics in the name of cows but left the animal to its own fate amid the spread of lumpy skin disease. The Rajya Sabha MP said within a month, about 30,000 cows have been infected with the disease in 2,354 villages of 16 districts and 200 of them have died.

The cases of lumpy skin disease are increasing and the government has left animals to their own fate, he alleged in a statement.

"The BJP government does not know anything except doing politics in the name of Gaumata," Surjewala alleged.