Raja Singh, MLA from the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad has resigned from the BJP claiming the party’s indifference to the issue of cow protection, Deccan Chronicle has reported.
"For me Hindu dharma and cow protection are priorities, and politics 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," Singh has been quoted as saying in the report.
Singh also released a video of the announcement on Facebook.
Singh has tendered his resignation to the Telangana BJP president K Laxman.
He further claimed that close to 3,000 cows will be slaughtered on Bakrid next week and he along with his team of ‘gau rakshaks’ will hit the streets to stop cow slaughter in the state. He said that he did not want the BJP to be in a spot for his actions and has hence resigned.
Raja Singh has been booked by the police several times for his controversial speeches having earlier said that "For cow protection, we will kill or we will die. Our aim is to see that cows are not slaughtered."
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