New Delhi:  At a time when the number of rape cases are on the rise in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said his state administration will not allow anyone slaughter or abuse cows in the state. Also Read - 'Flu is Not a Disease,' Yogi Adityanath Says as Swine Flu Cases Register a Rise in UP

“Our Bankey Bihari (lord) Krishna served cows. We will not allow these cows to be slaughtered nor tolerate their abuse. This is our resolve. We will protect and promote cows,” Yogi said on Tuesday. Also Read - Trader Arrested For Sharing 'Offensive' Facebook Post Against UP CM Yogi Adityanath



Saying that medicines and vaccines will be sent to every district to eradicate common diseases in cattle, the chief minister stated that all the cows will undergo ear-tagging so that it is known which animal has not received the medicine.

Inaugurating a modern hospital for cows, Adityanath stated that a monthly grant of Rs 900 for each stray cow is being given by the state government.



He said this while addressing the Rangotsav programme at Radha Bihari Inter College located in Barsana in Mathura.

“The way Ram temple issue which was pending for over 500 years was resolved is a proof of that. The immense power of our bhakti (devotion) has paved the way for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya,” Adityanath said.

The chief minister further added that from the time of the government in the state, the focus of his administration has been the development and protection of culture.

“So, when there was talk of boosting pilgrimage tourism in the Braj region, I immediately supported the idea,” he said, adding, “I said, let it be a pilgrimage site but also get government recognition for it. Seven sacred sites were built and the Braj Tirth Vikas Parishad was formed for its cultural and physical development.”