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Political parties should stay away from Tehelka case, else justice might not be met
No doubt, it is Tarun Tejpal, who wanted to politicize the issue in order to trivialize the graveness of the case he is accused of, stating that he belongs to a secular group and because of his exposes, hurt BJP a lot. Hence the BJP government is taking a proactive role to fix him. All accused always use tricks to find an escape route. But why did our political parties fall in such trap and behaved irresponsibly, making it a political game out of such a grave situation?

First Sushma Swaraj tweeted alleging a Congress leader shielding Tejpal. Then, Kapil Sibal responded, followed by Manish Tewari?s tweet.  A mature leader like Arun Jaitely too jumped into the debate asking why the Congress is mum and why there is no press conference like the one in Gujarat snooping case? By this time there is an ongoing slug fest between BJP and Congress. Most embarrassing is the drama created by Vijay Jolly in front of Shoma Chaudhury?s residence.

Was Tehelka's response on complaint against Tarun Tejpal satisfactory?
Yes :
28.81 %
No :
69.49 %
Can't say :
1.69 %
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Earlier, it was said that people forget things fast. But now it appears that political leaders are also forgetting incidents quickly and they take public mood granted for manipulation. Very recently in the Nirbhaya Case, protest was spontaneous and interestingly, they did not allow any political parties to hijack the remonstration. During Anna's anti-corruption demonstration too, political parties were not allowed and hence his protest attracted worldwide attention.

It must be realised that people are much matured nowadays. They understand politics, the intent and other social issues. They are capable of differentiating the issues as to which one should be politicized and which should not.

However, this Tehelka sexual assault case is where the public want justice to be delivered to the victim through proper and established process. People are not ready to allow the politicians scoring political points in an issue, where women modesty is involved. Thus, the political parties should shun their antics in trivializing such a grave issue. Everybody wants Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhury to be booked, but none wants an indecent display of hooliganism or opportunistic political potshots.

I think with some exception Congress till date behaved well in public, where as BJP?s conduct is grossly inappropriate and unacceptable. There is a rising political support to BJP due to the UPA misrule. But if they indulge in such cheap politics, people will be compelled to rethink.

In fact, the public now is in zero tolerance mood for such sexual assaults, corruptions and other social issues. Now they can't be taken for granted, neither their opinion can be manipulated by stunts. People are now reading news, listening to TV debates, participating in social media etc and in fact know every side of a subject with the special effort of the neutral and vocal Indian media.

Apart from BJP-Congress, Naresh Agarwal of SP too gave a comment on a very poor taste. He referred Tehelka incident and commented that it's better not keep women PA! What's the meaning? Does it mean , that being a woman PA, one should be ready for sexual favours? Isn't it an indirect threat that if you start complaining, then the scope of job will be limited and get shrunked? Well such parties' feudal mindset can be understood. They are the first who object women reservation bill in a very ugly way!

Rather TMC MP K.D.Singh maturely said that Tarun is no more the Tarun he knew, and also withdrew its stake from Tehelka.

Finally, the question to political parties is will they shut up in this Tehelka scandal? If not then, people are ready to teach these parties a lesson against the opportunist attempt to belittle such an important issue, where law is taking its own and the right course as well.

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