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Porngate in Karnataka
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:51:02 AM »

These are our Politicians....! And,one of these ministers is the Minister for Women's Welfare!!!

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 February 2012 Last updated at 08:07 GMT

India ministers in Karnataka quit amid pornography row

Two ministers in the Indian state of Karnataka have resigned after they were accused of watching pornography in the state assembly.

Footage showed Laxman Savadi apparently watching a clip on a phone and sharing it with his colleague, CC Patil, the minister for women and children.

Another minister, Krishna Palemar, the phone's reported owner, also quit.

The pair denied watching porn but said they quit to prevent embarrassment to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

There was public outrage after news channels ran the story on Tuesday evening, and opposition parties demanded the resignation of the ministers.

"I have resigned to prevent any embarrassment to the party. All three of us will prove our innocence," Mr Savadi said.

An inquiry has been ordered.

'Rave party debate'
 
The footage of the ministers was captured by news channels positioned in the media galleries during a debate in the state assembly.

It shows Mr Savadi, the minister for co-operation, watching a clip on a mobile phone and then showing it to Mr Patil.

The clip appeared to show a woman dancing, undressing and then having sex.

"Why should I resign?" Mr Savadi asked on Tuesday. "The video I watched was of a woman being raped by four people. It was not porn."

He said he was watching the footage to "prepare for a discussion [in the assembly] on the ill-effects of a rave party" in the state recently.

Mr Patil told reporters: "We are not so uncivilised as to watch porn films."

Mr Palemar, the state minister for ports and environment, said his innocence would be proved by the inquiry.

Correspondents say the incident has come as a major embarrassment for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government.

The government has already been rocked by corruption scandals, leading to the resignation of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa last year.

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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 11:35:01 AM »

horny Ministers. how do you get dismissed from duty for this and not for actual crimes?
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 12:01:27 PM »

horny Ministers. how do you get dismissed from duty for this and not for actual crimes?

True. In the same cabinet there is a minister who raped the wife of his best friend. he is still in his job despite the outrage by the public sometime ago. Never mind the landscam and illegal mining scandals...!

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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 01:42:10 PM »

more than anything else , why is not shivsena breaking into the house of these morally corrupt ministers ?????
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 01:57:05 PM »

Why all this hullabaloo? At least he was spending his time in the Assembly more productively than his peers.
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 03:08:12 PM »

more than anything else , why is not shivsena breaking into the house of these morally corrupt ministers ?????

Shiv Sena does not exist in Bangalore.. the Minisiter's house was stoned by SS's  country cousins... the Kannada Rakshana Vedike ( Kannada Protection Group)
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 05:39:40 PM »

"Why should I resign?" Mr Savadi asked on Tuesday. "The video I watched was of a woman being raped by four people. It was not porn."


Oh okay then.
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 07:31:32 PM »

why what did they do? surfing TOIlet paper news site?
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 08:37:45 PM »

If the guys/gals get their job done for the constituents I am all for stuff like this.  I do mind my local Congressman in my district up for a gig like this as long as my taxes do not go up.
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 02:44:49 AM »

CNN picked up this story too. For a little while it was on the main page.
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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 03:40:08 AM »

BTW, a Democrat president (hero) and his shennanigans with an intern at the White House . Heard this before !!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/mimi-alford-interview-jfk-intern-affair_n_1264144.html

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Re: Porngate in Karnataka
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 04:58:55 PM »

It is not so much about WHAT they did but about WHERE they did it. It was during the Assembly Session in the Assembly Building. The Assembly was at that point discussing the ugly incident of the BJP Hooligans (aka Sri Rama Sene) hoisting the Pakistani Flag in Bijapur in a Muslim concentrated area in order to create communal violence. These Ministers probably did not care about this discussion since BJP is not at all interested in punidhing their cousins in SRS.
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 07:07:56 PM »

It is not so much about WHAT they did but about WHERE they did it. It was during the Assembly Session in the Assembly Building. The Assembly was at that point discussing the ugly incident of the BJP Hooligans (aka Sri Rama Sene) hoisting the Pakistani Flag in Bijapur in a Muslim concentrated area in order to create communal violence. These Ministers probably did not care about this discussion since BJP is not at all interested in punidhing their cousins in SRS.

ramsene to organize this rally in delhi ... http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6071.htm
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