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Cabinet minister shielding Tejpal, alleges Sushma Swaraj

Cabinet minister shielding Tejpal, alleges Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Wednesday alleged that a cabinet minister is "shielding" Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal, who has been accused of sexual assault on a woman journalist.

"A uUnion cabinet minister, who is the founder and patron of Tehelka, is shielding Tarun Tejpal," Sushma Swaraj said in a comment on Twitter, without taking any names.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been accusing the Congress of trying to protect Tejpal.

Earlier, Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, too accused the Congress of going soft on Tejpal.

"Just because the assailant has connections in the Congress party, the nation is deprived of the sage advice of P. Chidambaram, the caustic comments of Kapil Sibal and the exaggerated tweets of Manish Tewari. Manish Tewari was in Goa recently, he discovered Hitler there. What a pity that he could not discover a serial rapist in Goa," Jaitley wrote in his blog last Friday.


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