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BJP leader milking on Tehelka vulnerability: Payback is difficult!
The Tarun Tejpal case is getting complex by the minute and the latest casualty in the case is Shoma Chaudhury, who resigned today from her post of Tehelka's managing editor. When it looked like things cannot get any worse for Shoma Chaudhury, a BJP candidate Vijay Jolly decided otherwise. He demonstrated in front of Shoma Chaudhury's residence and went to the extent of painting her name plate black with the words, 'accused.'

The whole incident and the way Delhi police looked on tells us a lot about the political clout in our country. The case since long has taken a political tilt and Twitter is buzzing with Twitteratis taking sides.

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One Tweeple said, ''Unacceptable behaviour by Vijay Jolly ...please initiate disciplinary action against him.'' Given the kind of vandalism he portrayed, it is not acceptable from a leader. Shoma Chaudhury committed some mistakes but no citizen has the right to reprimand it in such a callous manner. It is always good to have an opinion but to go out in public and destroy public property cannot be accepted.

When asked, Imran Ali, an Advocate with the Supreme Court said, ''it is more of a defamation case, then hurt to property case.'' Many Twitteratis are of the view that Jolly managed to make Shoma Chaudhury the victim. On the same line, one wrote, ''BJP just earned Shoma Chaudhury a huge sympathy wave! Well done, Vijay Jolly.''

Whil there were others who compared the virtual and real world and said that it was okay to malign a person's home if the same is done on Twitter. Another person said, ''if U can accuse @ShomaChaudhury in public forum like Twitter, Vijay Jolly has only done it in person by writing 'accused' in her name plate.'' While there was another Tweeple, who felt that it was a move to malign the party. How that is possible, since the vandalism act was carried out by a BJP candidate. 

However, this Twitterati wrote, ''sry to say the act of Vijay Jolly may turn out to be very costly in delhi election. It may b deliberate to malign @BJP4India.''

The whole incident takes the focus away from the simple fact that sexual harassment has happened during working hours and gives it a political twist. BJP is trying to grab the opportunity and shame Tehelka, who in the past conducted numerous sting operations on BJP leaders. It looks like payback time not just for Tejpal, but also Tehelka.

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