Vishal Dadlani, who quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after his tweet that was strongly disapproved by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said he will only work for social causes for the upliftment and betterment of the poor and underprivileged.
"As a concerned Indian, I should have been especially careful to be sensitive to the sentiments of followers of Muni Tarun Sagar ji. Especially after receiving his forgiveness, I realise what a magnanimous and generous heart he has, and what strength lies within the gentleness of the Jain people," Mr Dadlani said in an open letter to Tarun Sagar and Jains.
On August 29, a complaint was lodged with local police against Mr Dadlani for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Jains through his tweets on Tarun Sagar. The Haryana Police has also booked Mr Dadlani for his tweets against the monk.
Because it is the gentle and kind Muni Tarun Sagar ji who could have been affected, I know I have no reason to be afraid, but I do have strong reason to be hurt and disappointed with myself," Mr Dadlani said. He said it was his ego that led him to speaking against the Jain guru.
"It is that same ego that I hope to defeat, with your help. I apologise again, from the depths of my heart, and ask that Muni-ji and all my Jain brothers and sisters, forgive me," Mr Dadlani said.