Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday withdrew a bull sterilization drive after it faced strong criticism from BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, who termed the program as an attempt to eliminate indigenous cows. I brought the order (sterilization of bulls) to the notice of the Chief Minister (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) and the Animal Husbandry Minister (Prem Singh Patel).
“The order (when I brought this issue to his notice) was quashed today,” Thakur told reporters here on Wednesday night. The Bhopal Lok Sabha MP termed the campaign “an internal conspiracy”.
“I think it is an internal conspiracy and one needs to be careful because no one can ever destroy a desi cow. Shouldn’t do that either. How this happened is a matter of investigation. “
Thakur said she would request the chief minister to order an inquiry to find out how all this happened.
Earlier in the day, the Animal Husbandry Department shared the order to stop the sterilization drive of bulls on its official Twitter handle.
The order issued by the director of the department RK Mehia and addressed to all the deputy directors of the department said that the massive bull sterilization campaign that started on October 4 has been stopped immediately. This campaign will run till 23 October.