Three `porngate` MLAs barred from session: Speaker

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 18:18

Bangalore: The three ruling BJP MLAs facing
allegations of viewing porn clippings in the assembly will not
be allowed to attend the budget session commencing from March
20, Speaker K G Bopaiah said here on Thursday.

"Till the House Committee set up to probe the issue
submits its report and the House takes a decision on it, the
three MLAs can`t attend the session" he told reporters.

Asserting that there would be no compromise on the issue
of watching the clippings by the members, the Speaker, however
said he would leave the decision on report to the assembly.

The four-member all-BJP committee headed by Srishailappa
Bidarur is likely to submit its report to the Speaker on March
20 and will hold its final sitting tomorrow.

Lakshman Savadi, C C Patil and J Krishna Palemar resigned
as Ministers on February 7 a day after they were caught on
camera watching porn clipping in the Assembly with regional TV
channels telecasting their act which evoked public outrage.

Bopaiah had immediately suspended them from the then
session.

The budget is slated to be presented on March 21 and the
session is scheduled to continue till March 30.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 18:18
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