Election time in Uttar Pradesh – India's most populous state.
The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hope to do well. Their party manifesto says it will encourage the production of filtered gau-mutra (cow urine) if it is voted back to power. The party claims filtered cow urine helps cure various diseases such as cancer, eye and ear diseases.
In another BJP ruled state, the Cow Protection and Conservation Board had this to say about the revered cow: "There are only two ways to remain insulated from nuclear radiation, and one of them is application of cow dung (gau maya)."
If the BJP doesn’t do well in the elections, they will certainly blame it all upon the stars. Many of the astrologically-inclined feel that the BJP would have performed better had the polls coincided with the right planetary positions. They believe the party's guiding planet Jupiter has been on the ascendant since December 2011 and would peak around April-May. But India's election commission has been less than accomodating and the poll itenerary is such that elections would be over by March.
More on gau-mutra here