Of late the BJP government has been heavily criticized for silence on Cow Vigilantes. Before today, Narendra Modi had not given any powerful statement on the issue. Today, while speaking at the first MyGov townhall, Narendra Modi has expressed his anger against people who are running around as cow vigilantes
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2016
Modi said that he was extremely angered by these so called Gau Rakshaks who are in fact involved in anti social activities and use Cow Vigilantism as a facade. He also requested state governments to track people who are leading cow-vigilante groups. He ask people to instead become Gau Sevaks by saving cows who die due to ingestion of plastic. Modi’s angry statement against cow-vigilante took no time to make national headlines and a hot topic on the social media. This is how social media have reacted:
PM @narendramodi rightly said in his Town Hall Interaction a few people are indulging in anti social activities under garb of Gau Rakshaks.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) August 6, 2016
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) August 6, 2016
— Pankaj Kumar (@pankaj_pracheta) August 6, 2016
— Deepak Singh (@smarket) August 6, 2016
Well done. Must thank the PM for this | Modi Hits Out At Cow Vigilantes, Says Most Cows Die After Eating Plastic https://t.co/Cw5572a6nX
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) August 6, 2016
Many people have taken his statement positively, some are also expressing skepticism.
Now that Modi has slammed cow vigilantism, can now at least we expect some action against those groups?
— Stuti Mishra (@StuteeMishra) August 6, 201
The political reaction to this statement will have to be seen as most of the opposition would have been caught off guard.