Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday shared a poem on her Twitter titled 'Be Careful, Mahua!' amidst the ongoing row over her remarks on goddess Kali. The note says, "The universities were the first to go...then the farmers and the activists, and now our country burns."
Mahua indirectly commented on the ongoing Kali Controversy in the form of the poem, that in the country first universities were attacked then the farmer and activists and now the country is burning.
The ongoing Kali controversy erupted after Moitra said at a recent event that she had every right as "an individual to imagine Goddess Kaali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess", as every person has the right to worship God and goddess in his or her own way.
She later justifies her statement by saying, she has every right as "an individual to imagine Goddess Kali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess". She added that every person has the right to worship God and goddess in his or her own way.
After this Multiple complaints were filed across states on Wednesday against Trinamool, which includes four complaints in her home state – West Bengal – and another one lodged in Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP lodged complaints in Kolkata's Bowbazar area, Raghunathpur, Alipurduar, and Natabari in Cooch Behar district.
Shashi Tharoor on Kali Controversy
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday came out in support of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra over her comments on Goddess Kali stating "our forms of worship vary widely across the country."He also urged people to "lighten up and leave religion to individuals to practice privately.