‘Porn played on mobile but minister didn’t watch it’
Bangalore: The Karnataka Legislature Committee
which probed the infamous porn viewing scandal has indicted a
former minister and recommended his "admonition" but gave a
clean chit to two others while proposing a ban on the use of
mobiles in the House.
The panel headed by BJP MLA, Srishailappa V Bidarur in its
report tabled in the state assembly has concluded that there
is a prima facie evidence that former minister Laxman Savadi
had watched sleazy clippings on a mobile that did not belong
to him but said it was "unintentional".
Patil viewed porn clippings on mobile and Krishna Palemar
was responsible for providing it", the report said.
The Committee said there were some similarities in the
visuals viewed on mobile by Savadi and the clippings contained
in a pen drive with him. However, when the mobile was kept on,
the member was also reading an order of government and the
action of watching the sleazy clippings was not intentional.
"As Savadi has already apologised to the committee for
using mobile inside the house and the trio faced suspension
from the assembly proceedings in the last one and a half
months as punishment, the Speaker may warn him not to resort
to such things in future and admonish him," it said.
It also recommended banning use of mobiles in the house and
setting up a Ethics Committee to go into the issues related to
violation of discipline and rules inside and outside the house
to ensure such such ugly incidents do not recur.