Bopaiah rejects plea by ex-ministers
Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly Speaker KG
Bopaiah on Tuesday rejected a plea by three former ministers for a
week's time to file reply to the show-cause notices issued by
him on the porn-watching episode in the Legislative Assembly.
Sources close to the Speaker said Bopaiah had asked them
to reply to the notices by February 16, giving them only three
Lakshman S Savadi, CC Patil and J Krishna Palemar quit
as ministers on February 8 after they were caught on camera
watching porn clippings on mobile phone during proceedings in
They were last week directed by the Speaker to file their
replies by February 13. However, they sent a letter to the
Legislative Assembly Secretariat yesterday seeking a week's
time to file the reply.
Bopaiah had already said the once the reply is received,
a seven-member House panel, comprising four members from the
BJP, two from the Congress and one from JDS, would be formed
to conduct an inquiry into the issue. This panel would be
asked to submit a report to him by March 12.
The report would then be placed in the Assembly.