Music director and singer Vishal Dadlani, celebrity supporter of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has announced he is quitting all political work after his mocking tweet on Jain religious leader Tarun Sagar, a noted jain monk, at Haryana assembly where he gave a 40-minute long speech in nude, caught fire on twitter.
Vishal, who has been one of the most visible activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for quite some time now, had to soon bow down to pressure from Jains, AAP, and Twitterati.
it all started around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, when Vishal said on Twitter: “People actually trying to defend the colossal idiocy of some naked monk, addressing Haryana assembly, telling women how to live! UNREAL! (2) [sic].”
He further on added “That dude has the same education, as he has clothes on. None. I’ve no problem with nudity. I have a problem with religion in governance. [sic]”
However, a day later Dadlani deleted his tweet and made apologies to the jain community. But Dadlani came under widespread attack from members of the Jain community. Kejriwal described Tarun Sagarji Maharaj “as a very revered saint, not just for Jains but everyone. Those showing disrespect is unfortunate and should stop. We deeply respect him and his thoughts”.
After the announcement of his departure from the party a lot of speculation of being thrown out of the party has been stewing. To which, In a string of tweets, Dadlani insisted that the party had not shown the door to him after his controversial tweet on a Jain religious leader, Tarun Sagar. “A lot is being said against AAP because I chose to quit. I just want to say, AAP is a family. Please keep faith in (Delhi Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal and the party!”
“I apologize again, to the Jain Community and all others offended. But I beg you all not to support religion in governance, for India’s sake. I’m no leader, man. I’m just a guy with too many opinions. Learnt that India is safer when we all just wave and smile.Nothing vulgar about nudity. Telling women how to live, what to wear, where to go, what to do. THAT is vulgar!” he added. “I am happy to apologize, as long as people can see that mixing religion in governance is a serious problem!”