Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Sunday said the protection of cows was “very important” for both his government and the BJP administration at the Centre, days after he ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in his state.
Adityanath said the rural economy was centred around cows, and that his government would take several steps to encourage cow protection.
He spent over an hour at gau shalas in Gorakhpur on Sunday morning.
These remarks come a day after Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Javeed Ahmed said only the “police and administration officials would act against illegal slaughterhouses” and not “any self-proclaimed person from the society.”
Adityanath, who’s the head of the Gorakhnath Math in Gorakhpur, is in the town for the first time since he was appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.