CPI(M)’s Politburo member, Brinda Karat, took a hit at Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal regarding his tweet on Tarun Sagar’s, a Jain monk, speech at Haryana assembly.
“Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj is a very revered saint, not just for Jains but everyone. Those showing disrespect is unfortunate and should stop,” Kejriwal tweeted after music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted that Tarun’s speech as a “monkery” on Saturday.
Karat then took a punch back at Kejriwal with this tweet: “State assembly is place to revere secular constitution. @ArvindKejriwal Don’t set wrong precedence.”
This whole conundrum has divided people; where one section of the CPI(M) is rather sympathetic towards Kejriwal and share his ideology, another section has not taken Kejriwal’s style of governance well, like Karat. Being in charge of Delhi and trying to bring back the party’s fortune in the national capital makes it clear that Karat is going to take Kejriwal head on.
Not too taken aback by Karat’s tweet, Kejriwal went on to back Tarun Sagar, this time however bring into light his personal experience with the monk.
“I met Shri Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj last year. Our family regularly listens to his discourses on TV. We deeply respect him and his thoughts,” he said.
Karat further asked Kejriwal if he supported “values that promote wifely obedience to husband’s discipline”.
Only a few years ago did the CPI(M) leader went head on with yogo guru Baba Ramdev, question the quality of his medicines.