Don’t raise cattle, don’t be an official? Indians regard cows as sacred objects, and this strong religious concept tends to rise to the political level. Recently, a budget conference held in Madhya Pradesh, India, suddenly turned into a “large-scale cow-loving scene”. Participants brainstormed on the issue of cow protection, and various “exotic” suggestions emerged one after another-even some people established a direct connection between “cow-loving feelings” and the political career of parliamentarians.
According to the “Indian Express” report on the 22nd, the recent meeting of the Madhya Pradesh legislature was originally intended to discuss the financial allocation of the state’s animal husbandry department. However, the media was surprised to find that the key issues discussed by the participants were mainly about the protection measures for cattle. According to the media inventory, the meeting produced at least four “important suggestions”: some participants suggested that the official career of officials should be “bound” with cattle breeding-if the family does not raise cattle, they will not be eligible for nomination in political elections; In addition, all members of the Madhya Pradesh legislature should contribute to the Dairy Cattle Protection Center in an amount of not less than 5,000 rupees (500 yuan).
The next two proposals extended from politics to the private sector, requiring that every farmer in the state with an area of 5 picas (Indian unit of measurement, 1 picas is about 1115 square meters) or more should raise at least one cow, otherwise the land transaction will be prohibited or the land will be transferred to another person’s name; The last suggestion is to impose a “cattle raising tax” and require employees with a monthly income of more than 25,000 rupees to pay a “tax” of 500 rupees per month to the cow protection center.
According to the report, many Indian parliamentarians regard raising cattle as a “political achievement” to promote themselves. Madhya Pradesh Mendelssohn District Congress Party member Hardeep said that the state government’s decision to set up at least one cattle farm in each district and county had contributed to it. Saksena, another member of the Congress Party, said that Madhya Pradesh’s status in India would have been “the other mountains all appear dwarfs under the sky.” long ago if all political colleagues had spent their time on promoting “cow welfare”.