Act against Raj govt for death of 1,000 cows: Cong MP to PM

New Delhi: A Congress MP today raised the issue of alleged death of about 1,000 cows at a Rajasthan government-run cattle shelter near Jaipur and sought action against the "killer" state government by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Pramod Tiwari (Cong) said about 1,000 cows have died at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation's Hingonia cow rehabilitation centre, located 36 km from the state capital.

Maintaining that Modi wants action to be taken against fraud 'gau rakshaks' (cow vigilantes), he said "I want to help him by providing names and addresses of the killers... Rajasthan government is responsible for the killings. Please take action against Rajasthan government."

When it comes to votes, Modi talks of protecting dalits but no concern is expressed over minorities being killed in the name of cow protection, Tiwari said.