NEW DELHI — Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress national general secretary Digvijaya Singh has said that the belief that Muslims slaughter cows is wrong.
His statement at the inauguration of a private hospital in Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh recently, has prompted cow politics in the state once again.
On this, BJP MP Sudhir Gupta retorted, saying that a narrative was created after independence. Why was the cow owned by a Hindu or a Muslim?
During Singh’s speech, Ashok Gehlot’s Cabinet minister Udailal Anjana, MP Sudhir Gupta, and BJP MLA Dilip Singh Parihar were present on the dais, media reports said on Wednesday.
Digvijaya Singh said that ‘Gau seva’ (serving the cow) is a part of our culture from ancient times. But however, it is a misconception that Muslims do cow slaughter. Digvijay Singh cited the Holy Quran and Hadith (saying of the Prophet) to buttress his point.
Digvijaya Singh, pointing to BJP leaders, stated that the BJP will not agree with his ideas because the ideologies are different.
Singh went on to say that even Jesus Christ has said that you should not kill anyone. If we discussed Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, it should also be followed.
Member of Parliament from Mandsaur, Sudhir Gupta, hit back at Digvijaya Singh on his statement on the cow slaughter. Gupta said he is a former chief minister and can speak on any subject and it is very good, but we have never said this about cow slaughter, it is not known why they have fixed their narrative since independence, why they put it on anyone. Why did the cow belong to a Hindu or a Muslim?
Saint Kamalmuni Kamlesh (Sant Kamal Muni Kamlesh) praised the former chief minister while referring to his comments on gau seva. He also kept citing the Sanatan Dharma culture and said that we should unite society with faith and religion.