Mahua Moitra news: Amid the ongoing row over Goddess Kali, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra has unfollowed her party on Twitter. While the BJP went hammer and tongs against Moitra and wondered if it was the official stand of West Bengal's ruling party to insult Hindu gods and goddesses, the TMC distanced itself from the comment and condemned it.
Moitra had on Tuesday kicked up controversy at an event by saying that she had every right as an individual to imagine Goddess Kali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess, as each person had his or her unique way of worshipping deities.
The TMC MP was asked for her response to the latest outrage over a film poster that showed a woman dressed a Goddess Kaali smoking a cigarette and holding a pride flag.
The Bengal BJP leadership too sought the arrest of Moitra for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus with her controversial remarks on Goddess Kali. The party said it would move the court alleging police inaction if no measure was initiated against her in 10 days. However, getting back at the party Moitra tweeted, "Bring it on BJP! Am a Kali worshipper. I am not afraid of anything. Not your ignoramuses. Not your goons. Not your police. And most certainly not your trolls. Truth doesn’t need back up forces."
Moitra stirred up a hornet’s nest just days after now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma created a controversy with her remarks on Prophet Mohammad, which triggered protests across the nation.