Without naming anyone, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, today tweeted, "Union Cabinet Minister who is the founder and patron of Tehelka is shielding Tarun Tejpal.”
The Congress and BJP have been involved in a slugfest over this issue.

The BJP had earlier while reacting to Tejpal's demand that the sexual assault case against him be handed over to the CBI said that he may use this as an "escape route" as he is close to the ruling Congress.

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"This (plea to give case to CBI) can be an excuse. It may be an escape route to get away... Congress likes Tejpal and he likes Congress,” said BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday.
The Congress, however, rejected BJP's contention and claimed that there is no reason why this issue should be linked to politics.

Congress spokesperson PC Chacko drew parallels of this case with the snooping scandal allegedly involving Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.


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