Gospel according to Trivendra Singh Rawat: massage the cow to treat respiratory illness
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, in a video gone viral, talks about the therapeutic value of the placid cow.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has given birth to a fresh controversy with his remarks about the therapeutic value of the cow. He claimed that the cow is the only animal in the world which breathes in oxygen and exhales oxygen.
In a video gone viral, he also said that massaging the cow can get rid of respiratory diseases. It appears that Rawat was discussing the medicinal properties of cow's milk and urine at an event.
In the video he says that the cow not only takes oxygen in, but also exhales the oxygen. The CM is also seen recommending that people suffering from tuberculosis live with the animal, which can cure them.
This comes on the heels of Uttarakhand BJP President and Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt claiming that if a woman drinks the water of the Ganga river, flowing in the state's Bageshwar district, she will not have to undergo Caesarean operation while giving birth.
An official of the Chief Minister's Office said the statement of the Chief Minister merely reflected that which is generally believed in the hills of Uttarakhand. He said that everyone knows about the qualities of cow's milk and its urine. He said that hill people generally believe that the cow gives out oxygen.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]