Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly exploiting the issue of cows for political gain without actually taking care of them. Speaking at a gathering in his constituency, Baghel accused the BJP of visiting cow shelters and falsely claiming that there were no cattle present. He highlighted that during summers, cattle are often allowed to graze outside during the day and brought back to the shelters in the evenings. Baghel asserted that while the BJP asks for votes in the name of cows, they have not truly served or understood the needs of Chhattisgarh’s cattle.
In addition to his remarks, Chief Minister Baghel announced the transfer of a substantial amount of funds to the bank accounts of beneficiaries under various government schemes. A total of Rs 2,800 crore was disbursed, with Rs 111 crore allocated to laborers, Rs 7.71 crore released for Rajiv Yuva Mitan clubs in 13 districts, and Rs 13 crore provided under the Godhan Nyay Yojana. Baghel emphasized that these transfers aimed to benefit people from different sections of society.
During the event, Kumari Shailja, the state Congress in-charge, also addressed the gathering and expressed the need to remove the BJP from power. She referred to the vision of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and highlighted the progress made by the Chhattisgarh government in the past four and a half years.
In summary, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused the BJP of using the cow issue for electoral purposes while neglecting the welfare of cows in the state. He emphasized that cattle are allowed to graze outside during summers and brought back to the shelters in the evenings. Additionally, Baghel transferred Rs 2,800 crore to the accounts of beneficiaries under various government schemes. Kumari Shailja, the state Congress in-charge, also called for the removal of the BJP and praised the developmental efforts of the Chhattisgarh government.