Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka and Shazia Ilmi of the Aam Aadmi Party ~ Those who Sting are getting Stung !

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
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

2 thoughts on “Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka and Shazia Ilmi of the Aam Aadmi Party ~ Those who Sting are getting Stung !

  1. Dear Sir,

    There is saying in urdu “Hamam Mein Sab Nange Hain”..Radia tapes opened my eyes on the morals of Indian Journalist.

    Regards
    Anurag

  2. Yes Anurag,the Radia Tapes should be made public as thousands of her conversations with politicians,top media persons,leading insustrialists and bureaucrats and other influential agents reveals her influence and involvement in many deals ~ clearly a time bomb that is ticking and sooner or later the public will know what’s on these tapes and how corrupt and immoral and criminal our society has become ~ we have degenerated into something else than Human Beings for Power,Prestige and Pecuniary Gains…..

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