In a damage control move, the Trinamool Party (TMC) has distance herself from the party MP Mahua Moitra remarks that said Goddess Kali, to her, was “meat-eating, alcohol-accepting”.
"The comments made by @MahuaMoitra at the #IndiaTodayConclaveEast2022 and her views expressed on Goddess Kali have been made in her personal capacity and are NOT ENDORSED BY THE PARTY in ANY MANNER OR FORM. All India Trinamool Congress strongly condemns such comments," the tweet by the official handle of TMC read.
“Kaali to me, is a meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess. You have the freedom to imagine your goddess. There are some places where whiskey is offered to gods and in some other places it would be blasphemy,” Moitra said today (Jul 5) during a discussion at the India Today Conclave East 2022.
"I have the freedom to imagine my Kali in that way... that is my freedom and I don't think anyone's sentiments should be hurt. I have the freedom... as much as you have to worship your god," she said at the event.
The usually voluble Moitra was responding to a question over the controversy that has erupted over depicted of goddess in a documentary poster.
In December last year, Moitra was publicly chided party chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a intra-party meeting.
"I do not believe in the politics of putting up a show on YouTube, paper, digital etc. This kind of politics can not sustain for long. And it is not right to expect that one person will be at one post forever," a visibly exasperated Banerjee was seen telling Moita.
TMC recently faced criticism from Ramakrishna Mission authorities after a party legislator Nirmal Majhi declared that Mamata Banerjee was a reincarnation of Maa Sarada Devi, the wife and spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
In Dec last year, Moitra faced the ire of party chief Mamata Banerjee during a public meeting.
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