Sathya Sai Baba Sparks Political Furore
Posted by Barry Pittard on February 21, 2007
Sathya Sai Baba had long consumately mastered – but is now fast losing – the art of playing all things to all politicians, and keeping out of political turmoils. A few recent headlines from Indian newspapers (see below) reveal how his latest “divine” pronouncements have produced a political storm. His former wooing skills ensured for himself formidable political protection for decades, irrespective of what party or coalition ruled the day.
Evidence keeps coming of his serious loss of grip.
Some Indian News Headlines
C ong ignores Sai Baba’s remarks
Times of India, India – Jan 24, 2007
NEW DELHI: Congress on Wednesday sought to ignore the remarks of Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi opposing creation of a separate Telangana state carved out of …
Protest against Sai Baba for opposing separate Telangana (Click here if not available)
Indian Muslims, CA – Jan 23, 2007
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Protesting the remarks of spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba here Monday opposing a separate Telangana state, people went on a rampage
KCR condemns Sai Baba’s Anti-Telangana comments
Andhra Cafe, India – Jan 21, 2007
Better Sai Baba to confine himself to religious activities and keep away from politics. If interested, he is welcome to join politics. Can Sai Baba see …
Sai Baba lands in a Telangana row CNN-IBN
CNN-IBN, India – Jan 23, 2007
New Delhi: A remark attributed to Sri Satya Sai Baba, in which he apparently said that any attempt to create a Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh …
Telangana activists upset with Sai Baba
Hindustan Times, India – Jan 22, 2007
She asked what Sai Baba was doing when people were dying of flurosis in Telangana for ages? Revolutionary poet and Maoist sympathiser Gaddar also asked Sai …
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