Karnataka Sleaze Row

  • K'taka Porngate: Only 3 BJP MLAs to face probe March 15, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly Committee appointed to probe the porngate case met on Thursday and decided to restrict the probe to just the three former BJP ministers caught watching porn in the state Assembly. No MLA from any other party will be investigated by the committee. The committee has sought another...
  • Karnataka sleaze row: Katju defends media March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Defending journalists who reported the porngate scandal, Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Monday wrote to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker urging him that proceedings initiated against media persons be dropped. "Some MLAs of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly were filmed watching porn in the Assembly. Instead of commending...
  • Karnataka sleaze: Before MLAs, media pulled up March 2, 2012

    Bangalore: The two local news channels who caught three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs watching porn inside the Karnataka Assembly have come under scrutiny for filming the incident. Ironically, media had to face questioning even before the tainted ministers, Krishna Palemar, Lakshman Savadi and CC Patil, were questioned. The legislature committee...
  • Sleaze row: Bangalore Police to submit report February 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police is expected to submit an official report on a court's orders on the Karnataka Assembly sleaze case. Three former BJP ministers were caught watching a porn clip on a mobile phone while the Assembly was in session. Krishna Palemar, Lakshman Savadi and CC Patil resigned...
  • Video opened up accidentally: Karnataka ministers February 16, 2012

    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...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka MLAs reply to showcause notice February 16, 2012

    Bangalore: The three tainted MLAs of Karnataka have filed reply to the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Speaker in the obscene video case. Speaker KG Bopaiah had issued showcause notices to the former BJP ministers after they were caught watching porn in the Assembly. Speaker KG Bopaiah has said that a committee will...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka BJP in damage control mode February 16, 2012

    Bangalore: In Karnataka, the porn scandal continues to sting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The three tainted ministers are likely to submit their explanations to the Speaker on Thursday. Meanwhile, the state government is planning to ban news channels from covering Assembly proceedings from now on. An embarrassed BJP is...
  • K'taka MLAs seek more time to reply to showcause February 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Three former Karnataka Ministers on Monday sought a week's extension to file reply to the showcause notices issued by Speaker KG Bopaiah on the pornwatching episode in the Legislative Assembly. The three, Lakshman S Savadi, CC Patil and J Krishna Palemar sent a letter to the Legislative Assembly Secretariat in...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka MLAs to reply to showcause February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka Assembly ministers caught in the porngate scandal CC Patil and Lakshman Savadi are expected to reply to the showcause notices issued to them by Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah, on Monday. The two ministers were caught last week watching an obscene video on former Mangalore...
  • How cameras caught ministers watching porn February 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Allowing TV channels to cover the legislature proceedings from the visitors' gallery cost the BJP government in Karnataka dear, as video cameras caught its two ministers watching porn in the Assembly. The state legislature secretariat, which for security reasons banned video and photo journalists from covering the proceedings from...
  • 'Ministers were just watching porn, not doing it' February 9, 2012

    Panaji: The Goa BJP on Thursday said that porn scandal involving ministers from the party in the neighbouring Karnataka will not affect its prospects in March 3 Assembly polls in Goa. "These are small things. We are not fighting the election in Karnataka," BJP leader and...
  • Editor's take: The Karnataka sleaze row February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after three Karnataka BJP ministers were caught watching an obscene clip in the Assembly, the party has shown them the door. Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly...
  • People in Karnataka angry over sleaze row February 8, 2012

    The people of Karnataka said that the behaviour displayed by the three ministers was unacceptable. ...
  • Karnataka sleaze row leaves BJP embarrassed February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: A day after three Karnataka BJP ministers were caught watching an obscene clip in the Assembly, the party has shown them the door. Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly till...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka ministers barred from Assembly February 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Three ministers, CC Patil, Lakshmana Savadi and Krishna Palemar, who were caught watching porn in the Karnataka Assembly have been barred from attending the Assembly till probe is over into the matter. A sixmember committee has been formed to look into the matter and the Assembly was adjourned sine...
  • Sleaze row: Oppn slams BJP, wants MLAs suspended February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned for half an hour on Wednesday amidst Opposition uproar over the sleaze row involving two BJP MLAs. The Opposition shouted 'Shame! Shame!' as soon as the Assembly proceedings began. BJP party members CC Patil and Lakshmana Savadi were caught on camera on Tuesday watching an...
  • BSY, 11 ministers in K'taka BJP's hall of shame February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In the last 44 months, nearly onethird of the BJP government has resigned on charges ranging from rape to corruption in Karnataka. It is a record and a shameful one at that: The total sanctioned strength of Karnataka Cabinet is 34 including the chief minister. 1 chief minister...
  • K'taka: Ministers caught watching porn resign February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Three BJP ministers "voluntarily" resigned on Wednesday over the shocking sleaze row to rock the Karnataka Assembly. Mangalore incharge Minister Krishna Palemar, Cooperation Minister Lakshman Savadi and Karnataka Women and Child Welfare Minister CC Patil tendered in their resignation during a BJP core committee meeting that was held early...