KOLKATA: After West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's comments that cow milk contains gold, a man reached a branch of Manappuram Finance Limited in West Bengal's Dankuni area for securing gold loans against two cows.
In a report by a Bangla news channel, the man was reportedly saying that he wanted loan hoping that by selling his cows he would secure the gold loan.
"I have come here for a gold loan and hence I have brought my cows with me. I heard that there is gold in cow milk. My family depends on these cows. I have 20 cows and if I get the loan, I will be able to expand my business," the farmer told the news channel.
Ghosh had earlier said, "The milk of desi cows contains gold. That is why it is golden in colour and also healthy." Anyone who misbehaves with "my mother" will be treated the way they should be, Ghosh warned.
"Indian cow is a special breed which has gold in their milk. Foreign breeds such as jersey cows don't have gold in their milk. Also, their milk is not as healthy," he insisted.
His comments drew criticism from senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee, who said it he did not wish on comment on such "insane statements".
"What can we say about such statements? The people of Bengal will be the best judge of such insane statements," he said.