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If you attack people for eating beef then also give up consuming mutton, says Netaji’s grandnephew

By oneindia staff

Kolkata, July 28: On Thursday, Chandra Kumar Bose, one of the grandnephews of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, shocked by the rising number of mob lynching cases across the country in the name of cow protection took a dig at rabid Hindus by stating that they should stop consuming mutton as "Mahatma Gandhi, the protector of Hindus, treated goats as Mata (mother)".

In a tweet, Bose, who is also a vice-president of the West Bengal chapter of the Bharatiya Janata Party, wrote, "Gandhi ji used to stay in my grandfather--Sarat Chandra Bose's house at 1 WoodburnPark 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."


His sarcastic tweet, contrary to what several BJP leaders are commenting on mob lynching and indirectly supporting the violence in the name of sacred cows, got noticed by Tripura governor Tathagata Roy. Roy, known for openly supporting the BJP despite holding an apolitical post, attacked Bose.

"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," quipped Roy.

Speaking about the whole controversy, Bose told news agency ANI on Saturday, "One has to understand the subtlety of my tweet. The entire nation is shocked to see the kind of violence and lynching taking place right across the country."

Bose added, "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."

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