Vishal Dadlani mocks Jain guru Tarun Sagar on Twitter, ends up quitting politics

Vishal Dadlani decided to takes shots at Tarun Sagar, a Jain monk who addressed the Haryana Assembly in nude. After rampant trolling from Twitter, the composer apologised and decided to quit all political affiliations

FP Staff August 28, 2016 12:55:53 IST
Vishal Dadlani mocks Jain guru Tarun Sagar on Twitter, ends up quitting politics

An esteemed Digambar Jain guru Tarun Sagar was invited by the Education Minister Haryana Ram Bilas Sharma to speak at the Haryana Assembly. The monk sat on a dias and spoke of the marriage between dharma and politics, terrorism and female foeticide. In his forty minute session in the first monsoon session in Haryana, ministers across the parties heard with full attention as the monk delivered his 'Kadve Vachan'.

What could go wrong, you ask? Vishal Dadlani’s Twitter timeline will give you an idea.

The music composer decided to take air his opinion o the Jain guru via the social media site, mocking the fact that the spiritual leader gave the speech in the nude. He used the hashtag #NoKachcheDin along with the tweet, which has now been deleted following the outrage.
Vishal Dadlani mocks Jain guru Tarun Sagar on Twitter ends up quitting politics
The monk’s nudity and the analogy that a husband is like politics and wife is like dharma and that the ‘wife’ must accept the orders of the husband did not sit well with social media site.

Dadlani thought that it was absurd that Sagar delivered the speech unclothed and he joined the Twitterati in poking fun at the leader. Dadlani, however, was unaware that the Digambars believe that ascetics should practice nudity as a refusal to give in to the demands of the body for comfort and private property. Naturally, Twitter made it a point that Dadlani did not forget that for the rest of this life.

Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain apologised in place of Dadlani for the altercation.

Dadlani, who is a known supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party, was reprimanded by Arvind Kejriwal as well.

Dadlani realised the magnitude of his error. His timeline now features apologies to all the denizens of Twitter who took offense to his tweet. But that wasn’t all, he took his apology to the next level and "quit all active political affiliation."

The follow up to the drama could pretty much be summed up in this tweet.

Dadlani’s last comment on the issue was his appreciation of how Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's recent meeting with Burhan Wani's father helped ‘calms the waters’ in Kashmir.

Vishal Dadlani was trending on Twitter hours after his apologies. Twitterati is still enraged, but the waters seemed to have calmed for now.

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