Politics Behind Tarun Sagar's Visit to Haryana Vidhan Sabha : A Dalit Bahujan Perspective

 

Gurinder Azad

Jai Bhim friends. Welcome to Round Table India's Ambedkar Age program, a series of interviews, talks and documentaries on current issues from a Dalit Bahujan perspective. 

On 26 August 2016, Haryana government started the monsoon session of Vidhan Sabha with a speech by Tarun Sagar who is a Jain preacher. It is for the first time in the history of post independence India that a religious 'guru' was invited inside the Vidhan Sabha. As all of us know, Tarun Sagar doesn't wear any garments, except a loin cloth. He came naked despite the fact that in the Vidhan Sabha there were women as well. 


The speech Tarun Sagar delivered, if seen in the light of constitutional values, was quite problematic, particularly when he says, 'religion is like a husband and politics is like a wife and the latter should remain in control of former'. 

Well, the question is - Why did Manohar Lal Khattar invite Tarun Sagar for the speech? What does it all gesture towards? 

In this interview, Mr. Arvind Shesh, a well known journalist in Hindi media, throws light on various aspects of Tarun Sagar's visit and speech. A must watch talk for all!

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