A Durga Puja organised by the West Bengal BJP could have a non-Brahmin lady priest officiating over it because the saffron occasion needs to undertaking that its puja is “completely different” than quite a few others in Kolkata.
The BJP is organising its personal Durga Puja for the third time this yr and sources within the occasion stated this can be a unique tackle celebrating the goddess. This yr, Durga Puja additionally turned the primary Indian pageant to be recognised as an “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” by UNESCO.
In line with sources, a feminine priest will present that the BJP promotes ladies empowerment whereas her non-Brahmin picture will assist the occasion undertaking it’s in opposition to caste-based discrimination. The priest, Sulatha Mondal, will come all the best way from North Bengal to conduct the BJP-organised Durga Puja in Kolkata. She’s going to attain the state capital on September 26 and begin preparations for the puja, which begins on October 1.
Talking to News18, a senior BJP chief stated, “Pageant doesn’t have caste, it’s for all. The girl who will conduct the puja has been related to it for a very long time. She is honest and we’re joyful that she’s going to conduct our puja.”
Mondal was a pupil of West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar in College of Gour Banga. The occasion had earlier determined to conduct Durga Puja for 3 years and, for its final puja, needed to do it in a unique method.
Majumdar tweeted: “Matrirupeno Sangasthitha, this yr Maa can be worshipped by a girl from South Dinajpur, Sulatha Mondal.”
The state BJP can also be making all effort to carry union residence minister Amit Shah for this yr’s Durga Puja. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the BJP’s puja in its first yr.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates all of Kolkata’s main Durga Pujas. However, the BJP additionally needs to have its maintain over the festivities for its mass join and is selling a social message on this yr’s puja, stated occasion insiders.
The BJP has additionally introduced in actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty, who will attain out and attend prak pujo sammelanis in several districts of the state.