Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s White Revolution, would have been flummoxed had he heard Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s unique bovine gyan. Dr Kurien, responsible for making India a global leader in dairy sector, would have never thought in his dreams that one day a politician will come up with ‘jersey cows are aunties’ logic! Baffling it may sound, but it is true. The Bengal BJP president, known for his controversial remarks, has yet again made an off the cuff statement. Addressing an event in West Bengal’s Burdwan, Ghosh said that Indian cows’ milk contain gold in it.
‘Desi cows have special characteristic. Their milk contains gold in it and this is the reason why milk of Indian breeds is yellowish in colour,’ Ghosh said while addressing a Gopashtmi event, which is a day to celebrate the importance of cows. Listing out the reason behind ‘milk has gold’ logic, Ghosh said that, ‘there is a nari (blood vein) in the humps of desi cows that produces gold with the help of sunlight.’ As for ‘aunty breeds’, Ghosh said that there was no hump in foreign cows that’s why no gold. In fact, he said that the foreign cows were ‘janwar’.
Ghosh didn’t stop at that! He also took a sharp swipe at those who eat beef. He said that, “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.” In 2017, Ghosh had asked party workers to beat policemen if they hesitate to take action against Trinamool Congress supporters.
In December 2018, Ghosh had warned Kolkata Police of ‘stripping’ them of their uniforms if the party comes to power, accusing policemen of filing false cases complaints against party workers.
According to a report by Human Rights Watch, radical cow protection groups in India have killed at least 44 people over the last three years. About 280 people have been injured in more than 100 attacks between May 2015 and December 2018, the report by the New York-based group said.