A controversial Bharatiya Janata Party chief from West Bengal suggested that “intellectuals” refrain from eating beef in public places, and start eating dog meat as well. He went on to attack beef eaters, saying some "take pride in cleaning the excrements of their foreign pet dogs".
Ghosh also warned beef eaters of the dire consequences for killing and consuming cows, which is a crime.
"The cow is our mother; we stay alive by consuming cow milk. 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 crime,” ANI quoted Ghosh as saying on the occasion of Gopashtam, a Hindu festival.
Comparing foreign breeds and Indian breeds of cows, he went on to say 'desi' cow milk contains gold and that is why Indian cows have gold-coloured milk. He further made a bizarre remark, saying cows of foreign breeds are “aunties” and not “gaumata” (the term describing the status of cows being equal to the status of 'mothers' in Hinduism).
The speech from the senior state politician was blatant enough to fall under the scrutiny of netizens, and the latter proceeded to slam the party leader for his statement and for threatening beef eaters.
Now he will decide who eats what and where, like he pays for it🙄 tell him to keep his bigotry at home.— Samir R. (@inditweetr) November 5, 2019
this is the state of our nation. ppl with such mental development become public leaders who are supposed to lead in building the nation!— sane_head (@Marwein_TJ) November 5, 2019
they exist in every party but of late the bjp seems to be having extra numbers of them.
This is the sorry state of affairs that BJP is in. Uncouth, uneducated, bungling buffoons seem to be teeming everywhere. Sadly the majoritarian populace is content with them.— A (@verboten_cat) November 5, 2019
Which of the cow's dung does Dilip Ghosh and the rest of BJP leaders have filled their head with? Cow mata's or cow aunty's? Probably those who can speak English have aunty's and the other have 'matas'.— Satish Kapur (@SatishKapur4) November 5, 2019
However, this is not the first time Ghosh has landed in hot water.
Previously, he had threatened a police officer in the Medinipur district of West Bengal, saying people would not be able to find the body of the police officer if he continued to misbehave with his party workers.