Trinamool Congress’s Mahua Moitra – whose transfer to unfollow her celebration’s Twitter deal with over the controversy round her remarks on Kali as a “meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess” made headlines on Wednesday – advised IHNS that it was “between the celebration and me”. She stated she follows Mamata Banerjee, her celebration chief and the “matter might be sorted out within the applicable discussion board”. However there was a rider.
“I am a staunch soldier of the celebration and most significantly of Mamata Banerjee… However it is a struggle between the BJP’s thought of a monolithic, patriarchal, homogenous thought of Hinduism that I will stand in opposition to until the day I die and anybody who tells me that ‘Mahua do not wade into this’ is feeding the BJP frenzy. So I am standing clear in opposition to that,” she advised IHNS on Wednesday in an unique interview.
In a latest interview, Ms Moitra had stated she had each proper as a person to think about Goddess Kali as a “meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess” as each particular person has the correct to worship God in their very own means. As her remarks set off outrage and the Bengal BJP leaders known as for her arrest, Ms Moitra’s celebration, Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, has distanced itself from the controversy.
“The feedback made by @MahuaMoitra on the #IndiaTodayConclaveEast2022 and her views expressed on Goddess Kali have been made in her private capability and are NOT ENDORSED BY THE PARTY in ANY MANNER OR FORM. All India Trinamool Congress strongly condemns such feedback,” the celebration tweeted, following which, Ms Moitra unfollowed the celebration deal with.
Requested what message she was sending out by unfollowing the celebration deal with, Ms Moitra stated, “I comply with Mamata Banerjee. I am in her celebration. I do not know what message that is sending out or whether or not that is related”.
“I problem the BJP to show me fallacious. Anyplace in Bengal the place they file a case, there might be a Kali temple inside 5 km the place the goddess is worshipped thus,” she stated. Citing the Kaal Bhairav temple of Ujjain and the Kamakhya temple of Assam, she dared the BJP governments of the 2 states to file affidavits contradicting her.