In response to Kerala beef festivals, the Bharatiya Janata Party unit of West Bengal is planning to conduct milk festivals in all 23 districts of the state.
The decision comes a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to take strict action against cow vigilantes.
West Bengal Cow Development Cell president and BJP State committee member Subrata Gupta told The New Indian Express, “The Congress and the CPM openly defied the law by slaughtering and distributing cow meat in Kerala. We want to give a befitting reply to their beef festivals by organising milk festivals throughout West Bengal on 10 June.”
While cow milk gives us nutrition and life, it has been scientifically proven in London that cow meat is 90 per cent toxic. Vultures became extinct because they fed on cow carcasses. We don’t want our Muslim brothers to get extinct too.
Gupta also came down on the chief minister, and said that she claimed herself to be a Hindu and asked the police to beat up cow vigilantes, this means she does not follow the Centre’s rule.
She also said that the state BJP unit will approach the Supreme Court, seeking a ban on cow slaughter in the state.
She added that they will also distribute approximately 200 litres of milk during the festival, as a counter to beef festivals. They also plan to conduct protests outside slaughterhouses across the state.
The state BJP’s cow protection wing has actively worked for the cause in the past. During ramzan last year, they reportedly conducted a ‘cow census’ to monitor cattle slaughter in the state.