TMCMP Mahua Moitra asked this when asked about a film which had caused controversy after a poster was put up for Goddess Kali while she was smoking.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MLA Mahwa Moitra on Tuesday sparked controversy by saying that as an individual he has every right to imagine Goddess Kali as a goddess who eats meat and accepts alcohol, because everyone Has the right to worship gods and goddesses within himself. Your way.
While the BJP used hammers and tongs against Moitra and wondered if it was the official position of the ruling party of West Bengal to insult Hindu deities, the TMC distanced itself from the comment and Condemned.
Participating in the India Today Conclave East in Kolkata, the Krishna Nagar MP said it was up to the people how they view their deities.
“If you go to Bhutan or Sikkim, for example, when they worship, they give whiskey to their god. Now, if you go to Uttar Pradesh and say you give whiskey to your god as an offering, So they will say that it is insulting.
“People have the right to think of their god or goddess as they wish,” Moitra said.
“To me, the goddess is a goddess who eats black meat and accepts alcohol. And if you go to Tarpith (a large Shakti Peth in the Birbhum district of West Bengal), you will see the simple smokers. There is a version of Pooja (there). I, within the Hindu religion, as a fan of Kali, have the right to imagine Kali as such. This is my freedom, “he said.
Moitra said this when asked about the film which caused controversy after putting up a poster of Goddess Kali smoking.
“I have as much freedom (to imagine a meat-eating goddess) as you have the freedom to worship your deity as a vegetarian and a white man,” Moitra said.
After his comments went viral, Moitra issued an attack attacking the Sangh Parivar.
“For all of you Sanghis – lying will not make you a better Hindu. I have never supported any movie or poster nor mentioned the word smoking. You suggest that you visit my mother in Tarapeth Visit and see what food and drinks are served as a delicacy. Joey Ma Tara, “he tweeted.
The BJP wondered whether insulting Hindu gods and goddesses was the TMC’s official stance.
“TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should explain this. This is not the first time such incidents have been reported. TMC leaders have done so before. We think so. It is the official position of the ruling TMC to hurt the feelings of Hindus in order to get votes, ”said BJP state vice-president Ratindra Bose.
However, the ruling TMC refrained from commenting and condemned Moitra’s remarks.
The comments made by ahMahuaMoitra in # IndiaTodayConclaveEast2022 and his views on Goddess Kali have been expressed in his personal capacity and have not been endorsed by the party in any way or form. The All India Trinamool Congress strongly condemns such comments, “the party said in a Twitter post.