Ahead of UP polls, BSP supremo Mayawati dons Goddess Kali avatar

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Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Polls in 2017 , the  Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, was recently seen in the Goddess Kali’s avatar in the picture shared by her party BSP worker on Facebook.

BSP leader Balmukund Dhuria, from Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh, shared Mayawati’s picture on his Facebook account in which Mayawati is portrayed as Kali stepping on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chest. As per Hindu mythology, Kali is regarded as the most fierce and destructive form of Shakti and has a dark complexion, red eyes and four arms.

The picture depicts Mayawati carrying a sword (khadaga) in one hand and the decapitated head of  HRD minister Smriti Irani in the other. It may be noted that Mayawati had an ugly face-off with Irani in parliament over the Dalit issue. Mayawati is also seen wearing a garland of heads of demons which makes the image look even more fearful. Besides Mayawati, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat can also be seen crying holding a club (lathi) in his hands. As the depictions are controversial, the post is bound to create a stir.

The picture was shared with the caption that read: “Bhajaapiyoo hoshiyaar, Nahi chalega jhoot, beimaani ka vyapaar, behenji hai taiyaar ab ki baar BSP sarkar” – A warning to the BJP to pull up their socks before the upcoming elections of UP.

Tehelka tried to contact Balmukund Dhuria, but there was no response. The post was soon followed by another that said, ” I did not intend to hurt anybody’s sentiments, but a cartoon or image should be taken as it is.”

In her most famous pose as Daksinakali, popular legends say that Goddess Kali, drank the blood of her victims, is about to destroy the whole universe when, urged by all the gods, Shiva lies in her way to stop her, and she steps upon his chest.