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Verbal spat over ‘temple control’ between Tamil Nadu Minister and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is against the government occupation of temples


Jaggi Vasudev has launched a statewide campaign in Tamil Nadu. Under this, he has demanded that the government and other political parties relinquish control over 44,121 temples in the state. Jaggi Vasudev believes that cultural heritage is on the verge of ending due to government occupation. Temples are decaying. The government is neither taking care of them nor taking any steps for the salvation of these temples. He has demanded that the government and other political parties relinquish control over 44,121 temples in the state. He said that our old cultural heritage is ending due to government occupation. Temples have fallen into disrepair. The government is neither taking care of them nor is taking any steps for the salvation of these temples. In such a situation, he has appealed to the residents of the state to put pressure on the state government and other political parties on what roadmap they are making for these temples of the state. ​Tamil Nadu finance minister Thiagarajan described the yogi and author as a “commercial operator” who uses religion and spirituality to make money. He also told in his interview with The Hindu that Jaggi Vasudev is a commercial operator pretending to use god and religion to get help.  In his statement to the media, Mr. Thiagarajan said that if the Ministers see the issue important they will look into it otherwise we have a lot of work to do.

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What does Jaggi Vasudev’s foundation have to say?

Isha foundation volunteers have slammed the finance minister and said that calling Sadhguru a public hound is not correct. It’s a personal attack on a man of divine stature. Social media supports Jaggi Vasudev and his Isha Foundation. People also criticized the finance minister for his verbal abuse of Sadhguru. They also accused Thiaga Rajan of being an Overseas Citizen of India cardholder. But in reality, he is an Indian citizen.

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Sadhguru told CM, opposition leader- free temples like responsible politicians

Sadhguru also wrote a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin said that three crore Tamils ​​of Nasir state have expressed such desire, but a large number of saints and saints of the country have also expressed their intention. Vasudev, on his Twitter handle, appealed to the leaders to free the temples like a responsible politician and to end government control of these temples as a symbol of the pride of the Dravidians. In the history of Tamil Nadu, the fame of such decision-making leaders will increase. Isha Foundation founder Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev said that Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin should include in their election manifesto the issue of freeing the temples from state control.

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Jaggi Vasudev runs missed call campaign too

When Isha Foundation’s campaign to “free temples” was launched in March, it received wide media coverage.  In March, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev released a number 83000 83000 for the people of Tamil Nadu and has asked to express his support through a missed call. Meanwhile, Santhanam asked if a missed call would improve the condition of temples? On this Jaggi Vasudev said that missed calls will show the solidarity of the people. There will be awareness among people. Everyone has to come together. The objective of the missed call campaign is to create awareness. During this conversation, Santhanam also put forth his experience about the bad condition of the temples and said that he is with him in this campaign. Santhanam said that he has also provided financial assistance to some temples according to his capacity.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had also promised to ‘free’ temples from government control in its manifesto for the Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021. We have to see where this campaign will move forward in the future.

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Jagisha Arora

MA in History. Writes on gender, caste, and social issues. Believe in Dr. BR Ambedkar and Democracy
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