Goddess Kali comment: Mahua Moitra faces complaints, says ‘Bring it on, BJP’ | Latest News India

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday received several complaints across the state amid the uproar over her remarks on Goddess Kali.

So far, at least four complaints have been filed in her home state of West Bengal and another in Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP filed a complaint in Kolkata’s Baubazar area, Raghunathpur, Alipurdur and Natabari in Cooch Behar district.

In Madhya Pradesh, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the Crime Branch in the capital Bhopal under Section 295A (inflaming religious sentiments) of the Indian Penal Code.

Controversy erupted after Moitra said at a recent event that “a person has the right to imagine Goddess Kali as a deity who eats meat and accepts alcohol” because every person has the right to worship God and Goddess within himself. own way. He made this statement when asked about the controversial poster of the film titled ‘Kali’, where God is shown smoking a cigarette with the flag of the LGBTQ community behind him.

While the Trinamool Congress MP distanced himself from the comments, his parliamentary colleague Shashi Tharoor backed him saying that Moitra was being attacked for saying what every Hindu knows.

Amid criticism from the BJP, Moitra has openly challenged the saffron camp, saying it is not afraid of anything, including its goons and the police. “Bring on BJP! Kali worshipper. I fear nothing. Not your ignoramuses. Not your goons. Not your police. And certainly not your trolls. Truth needs no backup troops.

Meanwhile, Moitra unfollowed TMC’s official account a day after stating that the MP’s statement did not reflect the party’s stand. He now follows only one account and that is that of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.

According to A PTI It is reported that the Trinamool Congress leadership is likely to warn the Krishnanagar MP not to make such statements in future.

“The party has taken a serious note of it and will not support such comments in any way. Most likely, they will be asked for an explanation and warned not to make such statements in future,” a senior party leader was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

(with input from Bureau)

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