In a bizarre development, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday attacked a section of the intelligentsia for 'eating beef on road' and said that these people should eat dog meat too.
"There are people who belong to the educative society and eat beef on roadside. Why cow? I would like to ask them to eat dog meat also. It is good for health. Eat other animals' meat also. Who is stopping you? But eat at your home. Cow is our mother and we see cow killing as anti-social. There are people who keep foreign dogs at home and even clean their excreta. This is maha aparadh (grave sin)," Ghosh said while addressing an event in Burdwan.
Dilip Ghosh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal President, in Burdwan: Few intellectuals eat beef on roads, I tell them to eat dog meat too, their health will be fine whichever animal they eat, but why on roads? Eat at your home. (4.11.19) pic.twitter.com/s5Muy6sBfn
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The senior BJP leader remarked that cow is our mother and Indians stay alive by consuming cow milk. He noted that if anyone misbehaves with my mother then they should be treated in the same manner.
Ghosh also claimed that desi cow's milk contains gold, and therefore "its milk is golden in colour". "India is the place of Gopal (Lord Krishna) and respect for Gau (cow) will remain here forever. Killing of mother cow is a heinous crime and we will continue to oppose it. After breastfeeding, a child survives on cow's milk. Cow is our mother and we will never tolerate if someone kills our mother,” the BJP state president said.