PETA challenges Lalu’s plan of horse driven campaign


Patna: Animal Rights group PETA has challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s grand plan of taking out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the assembly polls. PETA has sought the Election Commission’s intervention against the use of animals.

The organization has raised objections to the decisions which was meant to counter BJP’s high-tech ‘raths’.

Poorva JoshiPura, CEO of PETA India said, “We have approached the Election Commission and demanded it to stop the RJD plan.”

The NGO also claimed that the move is against the 2012 advisory of the Election Commission asking political parties to refrain from the use of animals for Political campaigns.  

RJD chief Lalu Prasad had announced last month that he will flag off the horse carts, known as ‘Tum Tum’ for campaigning to reach out to the poor.