Lucknow, November 20 (Language) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday sent greetings and good wishes to the people of the state on the festival of Gopashtami and called upon them to be determined to serve and protect the cows and their descendants.
At the same time, President of the main opposition party Samajwadi Party (SP) of Uttar Pradesh and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that on the holy festival of ‘Gopashtami’, the BJP government should ensure that all the cows, including the mother cow, do not wander on the roads under their rule and are not allowed to walk on vehicles etc. Do not get injured by collision.
Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath shared his picture feeding bread to a cow on social media platform ‘X’. He wrote, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to the people of the state on ‘Gopashtami’, the festival of worship of ‘Gomata’, the pivot of India’s faith and economy, the basis of spiritual-cultural progress, the giver of all happiness. Let us, on this auspicious occasion, be resolved to serve and protect mother cows and their offspring.”
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, in his message on He is also careless.”
He wrote, “These ‘five problems’ are taking a monstrous form and the BJP government is limited to only pictures in newspapers or hoardings in the name of publicity. She is nowhere to be seen.”
Yadav demanded that on the holy festival of ‘Gopashtami’, the BJP government should ensure that all the cows, including the mother cow, do not wander on the roads, do not get injured by colliding with vehicles etc., nor are they killed, nor become life-threatening to others. Cause an accident.”
Yadav also said, “BJP should understand that if problems could be solved only by getting photographs clicked, then people would have managed by looking at photo albums instead of reading books on governance, administration and management.”
Gopashtami is a major festival in Braj. On this day, cows are bathed and decorated, worshiped and fed with various dishes.