“Gandhi protector of Hindus treated goats as Mata by consuming goats milk. Hindus stop eating goat’s meat”, said CK Bose.
The Hush Post: West Bengal BJP chief and the grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Kumar Bose, has given rise to a new controversy after he commented on twitter that Mahatma Gandhi treated goats as Mata hence Hindus should stop eating goat meat. He also expressed his anguish over the increasing number of mob lynching incidents in BJP-ruled states. Bose, entered into war of words with Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy over his post.
CK Bose said on twitter, “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 goats milk. Hindus stop eating goat’s meat”.
Bose’s comment drew ire of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who took a strong exception, replying “Neither Gandhiji nor your grandfather ever said goats were Mata-that’s your conclusion. Nor did Gandhiji (or anyone else) ever proclaim that he was the protector of Hindus. We Hindus regard the cow as our mother,not the goat. Please don’t peddle such rot”.
To this, Bose replied by saying, “One has to understand the subtlety of my tweet. The entire nation is shocked to see the kind of violence & lynching taking place right across the country”. “If you attack people for consuming beef then they must also give up consuming goat because Gandhi used to drink goat’s milk, if you drink goat’s milk then you treat goat as Mata. Religion must not be mixed up with politics”, news agency ANI quoted CK Bose.
Bose had joined the BJP in 2016 and had contested against Mamta Banerjee from Bhawanipur.