Amid high drama, outside Tehelka’s former Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhary’s residence, the BJP workers headed by Vijay Jolly today defaced her nameplate and wrote ‘accused’ on it with black paint. BJP top brass has sidelined itself from the issue and termed it as “individual reaction”.
Chaudhury, who resigned as Tehelka’s Managing Editor on Thursday morning, was assisted by police officers who helped her get inside her car amidst the crowd protesting outside her house.
Jolly accompanied by BJP workers were demanding Chaudhury’s arrest for trying to “cover up” the young reporter’s allegations.
Jolly said, “My head hangs in shame. She (Chaudhury) did not stand up in support of her woman colleague and for the past one week she has been trying to suppress the complaint and facts in the case.”
The BJP has sidelined itself from Jolly’s act. Senior leader Sushma Swaraj said “The party has nothing to do with it, I condemn the act.” I disapprove of what Shri Vijay Jolly has done at the residence of Ms.Shoma Chaudhary” Shushma tweeted.