BJP MLA's remarks on cow create row.
Jaipur Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja has courted controversy over his statement on cow smuggling, wherein he has warned those indulging in cow smuggling of imminent death. "I am saying it straight: If you indulge in cow smuggling, or indulge in cow slaughter, you will get killed (mera to sidha-sidha kehana hai, gau taskari karoge ya gau-kashi karoge to yun hi maroge),"he told the media in Alwar on Saturday. Ahuja, an MLA from Ramgarh in Alwar district who earlier too courted controversy, made the statement after an incident of alleged cow smuggling in Alwar district on Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker said that cow smugglers took to rural roads through Alwar and Bharatpur areas to smuggle cows to Haryana from Mewar and Marwar regions of Rajasthan and whenever police or villagers tried to stop them they pelted them with stones or even fired. In November, cow vigilantes shot dead Umar, aged around 35, and injured another man in Govindgarh in Alwar district on suspicion of cow smuggling. (IANS)
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