Trinamool Congress’s Mahua Moitra — who had a clutch of police instances filed in opposition to her over her comment on Goddess Kali as a “meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess” that has offended the BJP — as we speak stated she stands by her remark and challenged the celebration to show her fallacious. The BJP, she stated, “is attempting to impose a monolithic, patriarchal, Brahminical, North Indian concept of my faith”.
“I problem the BJP to show me fallacious. Anyplace in Bengal the place they file a case, there will likely be a Kali temple inside 5 km the place the goddess is worshipped thus,” she instructed IHNS in an unique interview.
Citing the Kaal Bhairav temple of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, and the Kamakhya temple of Assam, she dared the BJP governments of the 2 states to file affidavits contradicting her. One of many police instances filed in opposition to her is in Bhopal.
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 best to worship God in their very own means.
As her remark set off outrage within the BJP camp and the Bengal BJP referred to as for her arrest, she tweeted: “Carry it on BJP! Am a Kali worshipper. I’m not afraid of something. Not your ignoramuses. Not your goons. Not your police. And most definitely not your trolls. Fact would not want again up forces”.
Right this moment, the 47-year-old Trinamool chief stated it was simply the BJP gameplan to divert consideration from the controversy over Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad. The distinction, she stated, was that “Nupur Sharma denigrated the Prophet. I celebrated Goddess Kali”.
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 concerning the matter as we speak, she stated she was a loyal soldier of the celebration and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and she’s going to “work it out” with them.