'Gau rakshaks' and many other right-wing organisations across the nation have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments against cow vigilantism, with the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) even thinking of sending him a legal notice.
The ABHM protested against Modi's comment that where he said that 80% of those "masquerading" as 'gau rakshaks' were anti-socials.
"Narendra Modi is not worthy of being Prime Minster. He will return just like Vajpayee had to in 2004. Hindu Mahasabha is holding Buddhi Shuddhi Yaga across India to give better sense to the PM," ABHM, national president Chandraprakash Kaushik told CNN-News18.
According to the report, Kaushik told that the organisation was consulting its legal team to see if they can send the Prime Minister a legal notice.
ABHM chief Swami Chakrapani said, "We condemn the Prime Minister's statement on those who devoted their life to preventing cow slaughter in India."
A gau raksha dal (cow protection group) in Mysuru also demanded Modi for a central anti-cow slaughter act and imposition of stricter punishments to those violating the ban.
Interestingly, PM's statement was backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which said strict actions should be taken against those who take law in their hands in the name of cow protection.
The PM had earlier hit out against cow vigilantes during his interaction at the MyGov Town Hall on 6 August and again at a speech at Telangana's Medak district the next day.
"Fake gau rakshaks have nothing to do with cows. They want to create tension in society. If you go through their antecedents, you will find 80% Gau Raksha Dal have a criminal background," he said.