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.