In a recent session of the Parliament, DMK MP DNV Senthilkumar S. expressed his views on the BJP’s electoral success, stating, “The people of this country should think that the power of this BJP is only winning elections mainly in the heartland states of Hindi, what we generally call the Gaumutra states” drawing strong criticism from BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
‘The people of this country should think that the power of this BJP is only winning elections mainly in the heartland states of Hindi, what we generally call the Gaumutra states’: said DMK MP DNV Senthilkumar S. Watch full video here on #ThePrintUnCuthttps://t.co/db9eBmZUe1
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Thakur’s Proud Advocacy for ‘Gaumata
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, known for her vocal support of cow protection, expressed pride in being a worshipper of ‘Gaumata.’ She emphasized the cultural significance of cows, stating that they have been worshipped in Madhya Pradesh and that the BJP has come to power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to safeguard these revered animals.
Thakur argued that ‘Gaumutra’ (cow urine) is considered a medicinal substance, claiming it can be used to treat diseases such as Psoriasis. She highlighted the existence of cow shelters in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, reinforcing the BJP’s commitment to the welfare of cows across different regions.
The BJP MP further called for an apology from DNV Senthilkumar S, accusing him of insulting the symbols of ‘Sanatana Dharma’ and the Hindi-speaking population. She asserted that such comments were intolerable and required redressal in the form of a formal apology to the house and the nation.
#WATCH | Delhi: On ‘Gaumutra’ remark by DMK MP DNV Senthilkumar S, BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur says, “We are proud that we are worshippers of ‘Gaumata’. ‘Gaumata’ was already worshipped in Madhya Pradesh. In Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the BJP has come into power to be able… pic.twitter.com/gJFotPT1RQ
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The ‘Gaumutra’ controversy has reignited the ongoing debate about the role of cows in Indian culture, with politicians and citizens expressing divergent opinions on the matter. While some view cows as sacred and essential to their cultural and religious practices, others argue that such sentiments should not influence public policy and political discourse.