Music director and composer Vishal Dadlani on Saturday stirred a controversy with his tweet by referring to a Jain seer who addressed Haryana Assembly as 'naked monk', in which he said politics and religion should not be mixed.
Here's the monk addressing the Haryana assembly. Sure that's inoffensive to all. I apologise if I hurt anyone. pic.twitter.com/0dYsEflQx5â€” VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 27, 2016
Moments after the tweet appeared from his account, he was ridiculed by several Jain sect followers. He soon realised the seriousness of the matter and issued public apology.
Dadlani also urged everyone to not mix religion and politics. Delhi Chief Minister was also amongst the ones who slammed Dadlani for making such remark.
I met Shri Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj last year. Our family regularly listens to his discourses on TV. We deeply respect him and his thoughtsâ€” Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 27, 2016
Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj is a very reverred saint, not just for jains but everyone. Those showing disrespect is unfortunate and shud stopâ€” Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 27, 2016
Delhi minister Satyender Jain also apologised on Dadlani's behalf:
I apologise for hurting feelings of Jain communityÂ by my friendÂ @VishalDadlani. I seek kshama from Muni Shri Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj.â€” Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) August 27, 2016
Following the outrage, Vishal Dadlani announced that he is quitting from all active political work and affiliations.
A twitter user has also filed an online complaint against Mr Dadlani into the matter.