Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka and Shazia Ilmi,Leader of the new Aam Aadmi Party ~ Those who Sting are getting Stung !
~ some would categorise them as self proclaimed virtuous watchdogs of our three arms in our Dysfunctional Democracy ~ Legislature,Executive and Judiciary
Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka accused of sexual assault by a colleague ~ Tehelka within Tehelka !
At Thinkfest 2013 in Goa on November 7 and November 8 earlier this month Tarun Tejpal had sexually misbehaved with a lady journalist of Tehelka itself who first confided in Tarun’s own daughter who chided her father for this but later the Journalist complained officially to Shoma Chaudhary,the Tehelka editor ~ there was an attempt at cover up at Tehelka but the Goa Police’s FIR today has squashed this effort
Tejpal had resigned a few days ago as Editor -in-Chief of Tehelka for as he put it “The last few days have been most testing, and I squarely take the blame for this. A bad lapse of judgment, an awful misreading of the situation, have led to an unfortunate incident that rails against all we believe in and fight for. I have already unconditionally apologised for my misconduct to the concerned journalist, but I feel impelled to atone further. I must do the penance that lacerates me. I am therefore offering to recuse myself from the editorship of Tehelka, and from the Tehelka office, for the next six months”
Tarun Tejpal began his career in India Today in the 1980s and then left to co-found Outlook Magazine .He left Outlook to set up Tehelka in March 2000 ~was hounded by the NDA government when in 2001 he had done a Sting Operation ‘Operation West End’ to expose shady Defense Deals for which ex BJP chief Banguru Laxman was trapped on camera ~now BJP accuses the Congress of protecting him though the Goa Police has slapped a FIR on him today for outraging the Modesty of a Woman under Sec 354 of the IPC and Rape under Sec 376 of the IPC
Tarun Tejpal has authored a Book “The Story of My Assassins” ~ His Victim must surely feel he is one too !Sting Operation on the Aam Aadmi Party And Arvind Kejriwal has called it a conspiracy when a Media Portal conducted a camera sting on his Aam Aadmi Party Leaders including Shazia Illmi and Kumar Viswas that reveals they were game to raise Funds through Illegal Means Clearly AAP has been rattled by this Sting Operation and it’s Delhi Elections Campaign is now in jeopardy as differences are emerging within party leaders,some of who want to expel Shazia Ilmi ~ A few days ago even Anna Hazare wrote to Arvind Kejriwal not to use his name to collect Funds for the AAP So it’s probably now settled ! that the Delhi Elections and the General Elections in 2014 will be a direct UPA v/s NDA fight as the new kid on the block the AAP will find it difficult to retain the credibility it had build up to cleanse the Corrupt System from within itself It’s difficult to remain apolitical in a Dysfunctional Democracy ~ I neither hold a Brief for the Congress or the BJP ~ but we do need a Change in the Government ~ and I was rooting for the AAP to scale itself up to some significance to make a strong influence ~ and Delhi Elections would be their first Litmus Test ~ This Sting will surely affect their Fortunes at the Turnstile Politics is Dirty and so can be the Media at times ~the Line is getting increasingly Blurred between Fact & Fiction or between Illusion & Reality I for one, do not know who or what to believe now ! ~ but I do believe I would be doing injustice to our Constitution and my right to Vote if I Click on ‘None of the Above’ Option (NOTA) now to be included below the Candidates in the Elections