SP leader targets Maneka in Rajya Sabha
Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Tuesday targeted minister Maneka Gandhi in the Rajya Sabha over her animal love, alleging that for her, "a human being may die but a dog should not be hurt." Yadav took digs at Gandhi while participating in a debate on agrarian crisis in the country.
"There is one minister in our country who has given an order that no one should tie animals. People do not understand that if cows and buffaloes are not tied at homes, how can they be milked," he said.
Yadav said because of this "order", animals are damaging crops and to protect their crops, farmers have to stay awake the whole night.
"If farmers fence their fields, then police will come and arrest them because it is an order by Maneka Gandhi. A human being may die but a dog should not be hurt. Otherwise, an FIR will be lodged," he said.
Maneka Gandhi is Minister of Women and Child Development.
He wondered how farmers and the country will prosper in such a scenario.