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‘Face the Nation’ Audience Poll, India – 87% Hostile to Gurus Like Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by Barry Pittard on June 29, 2011

Sagarika Gosh-Sardesai and husband Rajdeep Sardesai - major Indian broadcaster/journalists

From India, an informant writes to us:

Yesterday, the Sai Baba debate was again featured on CNN-IBN’s flagship show, Face the Nation, hosted by top TV journalist Sagarika Gosh-Sardesai. FTN is one of the most watched programs in the country. The format is a debate between invited panelists on contentious issues, with a key question posed, and the entire audience is invited to vote through text messages or emails. Several millions vote every nite and a percentage result is given.

Yesterday the question was “Is spirituality an industry?”, with the question being led by the Sathya Sai Baba issue. Although other gurus were discussed, the implication and context of the question was obvious. A couple of panelists attempted to divert issues and pose questions on why only “Hindu gurus” are targeted etc, and not Christian missionaries, but in the end all these arguments fell flat, with whopping 87% of the national audience voting “YES” to the question of the day, in what seems to be a national indictment of Sathya Sai Baba.

As a leadup to the FTN debate , CNN-IBN Editor in Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, poses some hard questions to Sathya Sai trust lawyer Naganand on the most watched News program in the country “India at 9”.

Both Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Gosh-Sardesai were quite critical of the Sathya Sai trust

http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/163424/sai-trust-evading-probe.html

You can see the FTN program here …

http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/163428/ftn-sathya-sai-trust-under-scanner-is-spirituality-an-industry.html

Almost all national TV channels are doing major shows on the Sai Baba matter, and now the matter is prime time material…..with an audience quite hostile to the entire Sathya Sai fracas….and I am sure the top politicians who are watching would be determined to stay a safe distance from this ugly mess, given the mood of the country on this”.

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