Kolkata, July 19 (UNI) Days after Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s controversial comments about the Hindu goddess Kali, the West Bengal unit of the BJP has decided to worship the deity on July 28 here.
The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha (BJMM) the women’s wing of the party – has been assigned the task of organising the worship of the goddess and all related activities.
In an apparent bid to reach out to a wider public on the issue across the state, women workers of the BJP would go house to house seeking fistful of sunned rice and yellow lentils which are offered to the goddess during her worship – in all the districts on July 24 and 25.
“All our members and allies will be involved in the event. The workers at the mandal level will fan out to all the districts seeking fistful of alms of sunned rice and yellow lentils,” BJMM state unit chief Tanuja Chakraborty told UNI.
Asked whether the puja (worship) has been planned as a protest in the aftermath of Moitra’s comments, Chakraborty said “Why only Moitra? The Trinamool has been carrying out a well-planend propaganda against Hinduism and to appease a particular community. Moitra’s comments is only part of that narrative”.
The Kali puja would be held outside the state headquarters of the BJP in central Kolkata’s Muralidhar Sen Lane. Chakraborty said the worship would be conducted by a woman priest, with women dhakis (drummers) adding to the ambience.