MLA Brings Cow To State Assembly To Register Protest; What Happens Next? [Watch]

Jaipur: A legislator in Rajasthan planned to draw the state government’s attention to the growing lumpy skin disease threat in a novel manner.

BJP MLA Suresh Singh Rawat arrived at the Rajasthan assembly on Monday with a cow with a poster pasted on its body about the lumpy skin disease, which has spread like wildfire and killed over 59,000 cattle since July.

Rawat, holding a stick, was addressing the media outside the assembly gate, with a man holding the rope tied to the cow.

The MLA told reporters that the state government is in a deep slumber even as cows are suffering from lumpy skin disease. “To draw attention towards lumpy disease, I brought a cow to the Vidhan Sabha,” Rawat said.

The cow got restless, turned away from the crowd and ran away, dragging the man along.

“Even the cow is angry with this insensitive government,” Rawat tweeted.

Watch the video posted by a Twitter user:

According to the state’s Animal Husbandry department, 59,027 cattle have died due to lumpy skin disease and 13,02,907 have been affected.

The disease has started to affect milk production in Rajasthan, with a 21% decline in August. Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation (RCDF) officials said collection across the state has been reduced by 5-6 lakh litres daily.

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