BJP assures strong action against K’taka ministers

BJP insisted that national leadership will take the "strongest" action against Karnataka ministers caught watching a porn clip in the Assembly.

Updated: Feb 08, 2012, 20:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Embarrassed by its Karnataka
ministers caught watching a porn clip on a mobile in the
assembly, BJP on Wednesday said the incident is "unfortunate and
indecent" and insisted that the national leadership will take
the "strongest" action against them.

"The national leadership of BJP has taken note of what
has happened. It is unfortunate and uncalled for. Certainly it
demeans the political system. We have no qualms in stating
that. We have admitted that. The resignations have been taken
and accepted.... Strongest action will be taken against them,"
BJP spokesperson and MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

He maintained that a statement has already been issued
by the party leadership and the matter is being looked into.

Rudy denied reports that the two ministers in the
Karnataka government are likely to get away lightly as they
are close to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

"These reports are baseless. One is free to make his
own speculations," he said.

Asked if the case involved a breach of privilege as the
ministers were caught inside the Assembly, Rudy maintained
that if any member of the House felt so, he or she is free to
move a breach of privilege motion.

Terming the incident as indecent, Rudy insisted such
incidents should not take place.

Hitting back at the Congress- which had attacked the BJP
on this incident- Rudy said the Banwari Devi case in Rajasthan
and the making of a CD on a governor of Andhra Pradesh in the
state`s Raj Bhawan were similar cases which were unfortunate.