Bengal BJP President, Dilip Ghosh, made some bizarre remarks at a public gathering by saying “intellectuals who eat beef should eat dog meat too” as it is all the same for their health. He also said that the milk of cows in India contain gold and foreign cows are “not our mothers but aunties”.
“Our desi (Indian) cows have a special characteristic. There is gold mixed in their milk and that is why their milk is golden. There is a blood vessel that helps produce gold with the help of sunlight. So, we have to keep those cows. If we drink desi cow milk, we will become healthy and can prevent diseases,” Dilip Ghosh was quoted.
“The breeds of cows that we bring from abroad are not cows. They are a kind of ‘janwar’ (beast). These foreign breeds don’t sound like cows. Those are not our gaumata (mother) but our aunties. It is not good for the country if we worship such aunties,” he went on.
“The cow is our mother, we stay alive by consuming cow milk, so if anyone misbehaves with my mother, I will treat them the way they should be treated. On the holy soil of India, killing cows and consuming beef is a maha-apradh (grave crime).”
He attacked “intellectuals” who, he said: “A few intellectuals eat beef on roads, I tell them, why only cows, eat dog meat too, their health will be fine whichever animal they eat, but why on roads? Eat inside your home.”
The BJP leader has a long history of making such statements. In August this year, he made remarks trying to incite violence against state police and ruling Trinamool Congress.
He allegedly asked party workers to thrash Trinamool activists and the police and warned the police he would strip them naked and beat them up.