Dubai: Indian tweeps are mocking Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after she said in a media interview that rubbing a cow, from the back towards the neck, helps in curing blood pressure issues.
Her video interview with Indian journalist @RahulKanwal of the news channel, India Today went viral.
Many like @raman_anuradha were quick to use sarcasm and point out that Thakur is not a medical expert. The tweep wrote: “Ok. Doctors, Pragya Thakur says petting a cow (from the tail to its neck) reduces blood pressure!”
@M_Nitin070 added how the opposition parties were raising questions about important issues in the country, however, the ruling party was focused more on religious symbols and ideas.
He tweeted: “Opposition parties - ‘We need scheme to increase employment, or schemes that will help poor people.’
BJP- ‘hold my glass!
If you rub a cow, from the back towards the neck, it helps cure your blood pressure. BJP hai to mumkin hai (It’s possible with the BJP in power)’.”
Many others took the opportunity to question the competency of politicians with such ideas.
@patralekha2011 tweeted: “Going by BJP Bhopal candidate’s views on ‘cancer cure’ and blood pressure, what sort of health care system would she advocate for, if she were to win? Would cancer patients be sent to cow shelters where they can stroke cows, drink cow urine? Reporters in Bhopal, please ask her.”
The tweep was referring to Pragya’s claim that she was a cancer patient and was cured after she consumed herbal medicines made using the Panchgavya, a term used to describe five major substances obtained from cows, which include cow’s urine, milk, butter, curd and dung.
Pragya Singh Thakur is referred to in India as Sadhvi Pragya, which means female ascetic.
Vlogger @dhruv_rathee tweeted in disbelief: “Meet scientist Sadhvi (female ascetic) Pragya! How can any educated and sensible person ever vote for this bullshit?”
India has completed two out of seven phases of the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) polls. In Madhya Pradesh, the Lok Sabha elections will be held in four phases on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.