Porn case: Nitin Gadkari speaks to K’taka CM

New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda over phone on the issue of two ministers of the state being caught on TV camera watching allegedly porn clippings on mobile phone during state assembly proceedings in Bangalore.

Sources close to Gadkari said he also spoke to the party's state unit chief KS Eswarappa on the incident.

Gadkari, who is on campaign trail in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, wanted to know from both Gowda and Eswarappa the details about the incident.

A regional TV channel aired the footage of Minister for Cooperation Laxman Savadi and Minister for Women and Child Development C C Patil watching the allegedly porn clippings when the assembly was debating the issue of hoisting of Pakistan national flag in a town in Bijapur district on the New Year's day.

The footage telecast also by some regional channels after the assembly adjourned for the day, showed Savadi watching the video and later joined by Patil for a brief while.

Savadi admitted to watching the porn footage but ruled out resigning from the ministry.