Ktaka Up to 10 more MLAs watched porn

Ktaka Up to 10 more MLAs watched porn

By: || Updated: 15 Mar 2012 05:23 AM


New Delhi: Chairman of the Legislature Committee probing the
porngate episode involving three ruling BJP MLAs in Karnataka on Thursday
said eight to ten other legislators had also watched sleazy clips in the
Assembly. Shrishailappa Bidarur, however, indicated these MLAs would not
be summoned as it's not part of the terms of reference of the panel.

His
comments confirm the claim by committee member Nehru Olekar who created a
flutter earlier this month saying 8-10 more MLAs, including those from
opposition parties, had also watched the pornclips.

Bidarur told
reporters that the committee would submit its report to Assembly Speaker K
G Bopaiah by March 20.

Lakshman Savadi, C C Patil and J Krishna
Palemar resigned as Ministers on February 7 a day after they were caught
on camera watching porn clipping in the Assembly with regional TV channels
telecasting their act which evoked public outrage.

"That may be
eight to ten", Bidarur said when asked how many more MLAs had watched the
adult content in the assembly.

"...while viewing the CCTV
(footage)...it (eight to ten watching porn) came to the notice but yet the
committee has not decided anything on that", he said.

"If
necessary", Bidarur said when asked if these eight to ten MLAs would also
be issued notice for deposition but later indicated it was unlikely,
pointing out that the panel's terms of reference  concerned "about only
these three people".

The panel today called two top officials of
the Law Department for consultations with regard to legal aspects of the
case and "what can be recommended", he said.

Bopaiah had
constituted a seven-member House panel, comprising four members from BJP,
two from the Congress and one from  JDS to probe the episode, but the
opposition had boycotted the committee alleging the move is an exercise to
cover up the scandal.

The have maintained that there was no need
for probe as the three MLAs have admitted to their actions.





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