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BJP MLA from Telangana tenders resignation over issue of cow protection

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Telangana BJP MLA T said tonight that he has tendered his resignation to the party, alleging that it was not providing any support for 'gau raksha' (cow protection).

Singh, who represents Goshamahal constituency in the Assembly, said in a video message posted on a that he has forwarded his resignation letter to Telangana BJP K Laxman.

"For me Hindu dharma and cow protection are priorities, and comes later. For 'gau raksha', I have resigned from the BJP. I brought up the issue in the Assembly many times, but the party did not provide any support," he said.

"...I and my team of 'gau rakshaks' will hit the streets and stop slaughter of cows in the state," he added.

Singh, who has been booked several times by police for his controversial statements and speeches, said, "For cow protection...we will kill or we will die. Our aim is to see that cows are not slaughtered."

Singh said he did not want to put the (BJP) in any trouble, so decided to resign from it.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 13 2018. 00:30 IST