New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vijay Sampla on Thursday came out in support of controversial godwoman Raadhe Maa and said that there is nothing wrong in calling Radhe Maa a 'Devi'.
Speaking to mediapersons, the MP from Hoshiarpur justified his affection towards Radhe Maa and said that everybody has the right to worship anyone. Sampla further said that he follows every religion.
Sampla, who had organised a ‘chowki’ (religious gathering) of Radhe Maa at his official residence in Delhi on July 17 this year, said he doesn't believe in the accusations against the godwoman. The BJP MP added that an FIR against any person doesn't make him/her criminal.
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Self-styled 'godwoman' Radhe Maa is facing charges of involvement in a dowry harassment case and also of instigating several people to commit suicide.
Radhe Maa claims to be a self-confessed fan of actor and former adult movie star Sunny Leone. Her pictures in short dresses, gyrating to Bollywood tunes with her devotees during satsangs (religious discourses) have gone viral on the social media networks.
A woman has alleged that Radhe Maa instigated her husband and in-laws to demand dowry from her, even though she had given them jewellery worth over Rs 102 crore at the time of the marriage.
Office-bearer of a Mumbai-based organisation, 'Kutch Ladayak Manch', Monday told news channels that Radhe Maa was responsible for suicide of seven persons on March 7, 2014, at Ningal in Anjar tehsil of Kutch district in Gujarat.
Radhe Maa has remained unfazed by the allegations and claimed that she was a "pure and pious" woman.
“I am pure and pious. I respect media, police and law. I am sure that God will do justice,” she told the media.