Dankuni; 08 Nov 2019 (UMM): A man has approached Manappuram Finance Limited’s branch in West Bengal seeking loan against gold, his cow, after West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that milk produced by Indian cows contains gold in it.
"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." said the man to a news channel in West Bengal.
Manoj Singh, Pradhan, Garalgacha gram panchayat, however, strongly criticised Dilip Ghosh for his comments and said, "Dilip Ghosh should get Nobel prize for the situation he has created and for claiming that there is gold in cow milk. Every day people are coming in my panchayat with cows and asking me how much loan they can get against the cows. They say their cows produce 15-16 litres milk per day so they should get the loan."
He said, "I am ashamed after hearing all this. A political leader should talk about roti, kapda, makan. He should think about development. But they (BJP) only talk about religion and Hindutva. People can see what is happening, and they will only take a decision."
At a programme in Burdwan district, Ghosh said, "A feature of the Indian (desi) cow is that its milk contains gold. That's the reason the colour of the milk is yellowish."
According to India Today, during his speech, Ghosh also justified the reason behind his theory and said, "Indian cows have humps, which the foreign cows don't have. The foreign cow has a straight back, like a buffalo. The hump has an artery, called 'swarnanari' (gold artery). When sunlight falls on it, gold is made."