Cows walk along a Delhi Street. Image source: Wikimedia via McKay Savage. Photograph: (Others)
The remark by Vikram Saini comes at a time when Hindu hardliner CM Yogi Adityanath has promised UP a total ban on cow smuggling
In what may spark a fresh controversy, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that he would break limbs of those disrespecting and killing cows, ANI reports.
"I had promised that I would break the hand and legs of the people who disrespect and kill cows," Saini said at a gathering.
The statement was made by the MLA from Khatauli constituency while speaking at an event on Saturday.
This is not the first time when the MLA triggered stir for his controversial remark. Saini has been accused of making inflammatory speech during the Muzaffarnagar riot and was also sent behind the bars for it.
The remark came at a time when the newly minted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, considered a Hindu hardliner for his incendiary remarks and for multiple political stances, has directed to put a complete ban on cow smuggling.
Adityanath has already directed police officials to prepare an action plan for the closure of slaughterhouses across the state, in keeping with the BJP's poll promise
(WION with inputs from ANI)