Sibal's stake in Tehelka: Whom do we believe – minister or data? - Firstpost
Days after Tarun Tejpal stepped down from his post for six months after the caustic comments of Kapil Sibal and the exaggerated tweets of. Kapil Sibal and Tarun Tejpal - is there a financial connection? PTI “When Tarun approached me for help in , I was a lawyer at that time. National News – New Delhi: Law Minister Kapil Sibal today rejected BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's allegation that Tehelka editor-in-chief was.
Search BJP accuses Tarun Tejpal of connections with 'Congress' Days after Tarun Tejpal stepped down from his post for six months after tendering an unconditional apology for "misconduct" with a female colleague, the case has taken political overtones as the BJP accused Tehelka's founder-editor of "connections" with Congress saying the victim will be pressurised not to file a case.
Nov 22, Tejpal was on Thursday accused of trivialising allegations against him of the sex crime committed during the magazine's THiNK festival in Goa earlier this month even as Goa Police planned to begin an enquiry into the incident.
BJP accuses Tarun Tejpal of connections with 'Congress'
The state police have sought CCTV footage from the five-star hotel where the assault allegedly took place, according to reports. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has already ordered a probe.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said the Indian media is on trial in this case as no legal action has been initiated against Tejpal "for what amounts to rape under the amended laws". Is this what is happening in this case? Just because the assailant has connections in Congress party, the nation is deprived of the sage advise of P Chidambram, the caustic comments of Kapil Sibal and the exaggerated tweets of Manish Tiwari," Jaitley said. He discovered Hitler there.
What a pity that he could not discover a serial rapist in Goa.
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Additionally, we will all wait if the outrage in the media is proportionate to the offence. Or will journalistic pressures be brought on the young journalist to conceal the truth?
Tejpal was behind the sting in in which then BJP President Bangaru Laxman was caught on camera accepting a bribe. We all wait to see if the young lady testifies to the truth or not," Jaitley said. Insisting that the Tejpal case is in a different league altogether, the BJP leader posed several questions. Tarun Tejpal and Kapil Sibal.
In a sarcastic note, she pointed out that she hadn't named the leader, instead it was Sibal who jumped to clarify. However, he also said that he had made a 'donation' of Rs 5 lakh to the magazine. The BJP tried to distance itself from episode even as Sushma slammed the protest staged by Vijay jolly outside the house of Shoma Chadhury, Tehelka managing editor, who resigned on Thursday morning.
Sibal's stake in Tehelka: Whom do we believe – minister or data?
Congress and BJP have been involved in a slugfest over the issue. Rejecting Tejpal's demand that the sexual assault case against him be handed over to CBI, BJP had said he may use this as an 'escape route' as he is close to the ruling Congress. Sibal referred to a message in circulation in the social media which said that Tejpal is the son of Sibal's real sister and that the Union minister held 80 per cent shares in Tehelka. They can attack me politically, but they should not bring my family into it," he told reporters here.
Tehelka: Kapil, Sushma row continues
Sibal said he has only one sister, Asha Nanda, who lives in Maharani Bagh here. My party has nothing to do with the venue of the offence. As Chief Minister of the state my job is to ensure justice to the girl Parrikar denied there was any pressure from any quarters on the Goa police investigating the case of the alleged assault by Tejpal on a woman journalist of his office in an elevator in a Goa hotel during a Thinkfest organised by his magazine earlier this month.
- Politicians should not even interfere in this issue, it is regarding a woman's dignity, says Sibal
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