The ‘Kali’ controversy is deepening in West Bengal. The rhetoric continues between the opposition BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress. Former Union Minister and Trinamool leader Babul Supriyo has targeted the BJP and said that the BJP is only blackening its face over the Kaali row.
On Tuesday, senior Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, along with Hindu priests, met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and submitted a memorandum to him by presenting a picture of Maa Kali. In the memorandum, action has been demanded against those who say controversial things against Maa Kali. At the same time, pictures of Goddess Kali were seen in many BJP programs in Bengal. The BJP leaders also met Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu and presented her a picture of the goddess. Union Minister Smriti Irani offered prayers at Kali Mandir.
Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo has come under severe criticism for fueling the Kali controversy. He said, “BJP never understood Bengal. Considering Bengalis foolish, the BJP is indulging in this childishness which, in turn, is only blackening their face. It is shameful that Raj Bhavan has become a stage of this political act.” Supriyo said these things by tweeting after Suvendu Adhikari gave a memorandum to the Governor demanding action against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. On the memorandum, Governor Dhankhar said that he would take action as per rules.
On the other hand, on BJP leader Amit Malviya’s tweet, Trinamool leader Saugata Roy said that the party has already condemned Mahua Moitra’s statement, it does not need to take a lesson from the BJP. In fact, Canada-based film director Leena Manimekalai recently released a poster of the documentary film ‘Kaali’. In this, a woman wearing the form of Goddess Kali was shown smoking a cigarette.
The controversy escalated when Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra in a news channel program supported Leela and said that she is a worshiper of the goddess Kali who eats meat and accepts alcohol. This is how the Goddess is worshiped in many Shaktipeeths. After Moitra’s statement, a case has been registered against her in many states.