Hours before Prime MinisterNarendra Modi arrived in Assam, Chhattisgarh Chief MinisterBhupesh Baghel on Monday sought his response on allegations ofan active cow syndicate in the state.
Baghel, who was appointed as observer by the All IndiaCongress Committee for its Assam unit ahead of the assemblyelections, also alleged that many other syndicates in Assamare being provided protection by the state government.
“PM Sir, Assam is keenly waiting for you to respond to@Manekagandhibjp jis remark regarding the Cow Syndicate beingrun by @sarbanandsonwal govt,” he said in a tweet.
“BTW, there are many other syndicates protected by@BJP4Assam govt. against your slogan of Na Khaunga Na KhaneDunga,” Baghel added.
The Chhattisgarh CM had on February 17 told reportershere that besides cattle smuggling, strong syndicates are alsoengaged in supply of coal, stones, bamboo, betel leaves, nutsand even fish.
Baghel also said that BJP MP Maneka Gandhi hadreportedly written to the Assam government over its treatmentto cows.
PM Modi arrived in Assam on Monday to dedicate someprojects of the oil and gas sector to the nation.
Elections to the 126-member assembly are due inMarch-April.
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