BJP Porngate: ‘No need for House panel to probe’

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 22:39

Davanagere: Former Karnataka Chief
Minister and State JDS President HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday
dismissed the need for a House inquiry panel to probe the
porngate issue involving three former BJP ministers.

"The news channels have captured images of the three former
ministers watching obscene clippings. There is no need for the
House Committee to inquire into the issue," Kumaraswamy told
reporters here.

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah should immediately
take action against the former ministers by disqualifying them
from Assembly membership, Kumaraswamy said.

The BJP government was making all attempts to "bury" the
episode by constituting a House Committee, he alleged. "The
inquiry panel will only delay taking action against tainted
ministers," he said.

BJP ministers Laxman Savadi and C C Patil had to resign
recently after being caught by TV cameras watching sleazy
videos on mobile phone while the Assembly was in session.

Minister Krishna Palemar also had to resign over allegations
that he had provided the obscene clipping to Savadi.

Anticipating early state polls, Kumaraswamy said the JDS
was expecting the BJP government to "fall anytime" due to
internal bickerings in the party.

He added the JDS would contest all 224 Assembly seats and
give tickets to as many as 40 youth leaders in the next state


First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 22:39

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