Bangalore: The three tainted MLAs of Karnataka, in their reply to the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Speaker in the obscene video case, on Thursday told Joint House Committee that they had no intention of watching obscene content on their mobile, and it opened up accidentally.
Denying any intentional role, one of the three ministers even said he doesn't know how to send SMS and pictures on the mobile.
Speaker KG Bopaiah had issued showcause notices to the former BJP ministers after they were caught watching pornographic video clip in the Assembly on February 7.
Denying any intentional role, one of the three ministers said he doesn't know how to send SMS and pictures on the mobile.
Bopaiah said a committee will be formed to look into the matter and the probe committee will be named by Thursday afternoon.
The trio - Laxman Savadi, CC Patil and Krishna Palemar - sent in their seperate replies to the speaker and their respective aides handed over them to Assembly Secretary, Om Prakash.
While Savadi and Patil face allegations of watching the sleazy clippings, Palemar is accused of supplying them to Savadi.
The Congress has decided to boycott the committee, demanding that the three be disqualified from the Assembly.
Two former ministers CC Patil and Lakshman Savadi were caught last week watching an obscene video on former Mangalore in-charge Minister J Krishna Palemar's mobile phone, while the Assembly was in session.
(With additional information from PTI)
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