BJP welcomes the decision by Lalu Yadav's son to ban cow slaughter in Bihar
Sushil Modi said that the cow slaughter remains officially banned in Bihar, it goes unabated owing to flaws in the existing laws.
The opposition party in Bihar assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party, has warmly welcomed the decision which has been taken by Tej Pratap Yadav to ban cow slaughter in the state.
“The BJP will support any move by the RJD to seek a ban on cow slaughter,” senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told the media today.
Sushil Modi added although the cow slaughter remains officially banned in Bihar, it goes unabated owing to flaws in the existing laws.
“The Bihar Preservation and Improvement of Animals Act, 1955 provides for only six-month jail term or a fine of Rs 1000 on violation of the act resulting in its failure,” Modi said.
Sushil Modi's reactions came shortly after Yadav sought for a complete ban on cow slaughter.
Yadav is the health minister in the Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar and son of RJD, coalition partner in Nitish Kumar government, president Lalu Prasad Yadav.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should also ban cow slaughter the way he banned the high-value notes in the country,” Yadav was quoted as saying in a Hindi daily on Sunday.
Yadav who described himself as the descendant of Lord Krishna urged the cow slaughter had not been stopped despite a ban on it adding the Bihar government would very soon effectively implement the ban on cow slaughter.