Kolkata: Bengal BJP vice president Chandra Kumar Bose claimed that Mahatma Gandhi used to treat goats as his “Mata” (mother) hence asked Hindus to stop eating meat.
In his tweet, he wrote ‘Gandhi ji used to stay in my grandfather-Sarat Chandra Bose’s house at 1 Woodburn Park in Kolkata. He demanded goat’s milk! Two goats brought to the house for this purpose. Gandhi protector of Hindus treated goats as Mata by consuming goat’s milk. Hindus stop eating goat’s meat.’
However, his tweet sparked a sharp criticism by Tripura governor Tathagata Roy on social media. He asked Bose not to “peddle such rot.” He said, “Neither Gandhiji nor your grandfather ever said goats were Mata- that’s your conclusion.”
Commenting upon the increasing incidents of mob killings over suspicion of cow slaughter, Mr Bose who is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew said that religion should not be mixed with politics and one must respect all communities, their likes and dislikes and the meat they want to consume.