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Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait caught viewing porn on phone at state event

india Updated: Nov 10, 2016 21:52 IST
Hemanth CS
Tanveer Sait

Primary and higher education minister, Tanveer Sait, was caught going through seemingly pornographic photos on his phone at a state-sponsored event in Karnataka.(Twitter)

In an embarrassment to the Karnataka government, a minister was allegedly caught viewing pornographic content on his phone on Thursday during the Tipu Jayanti celebrations.

Primary and higher education minister, Tanveer Sait, was caught going through seemingly pornographic photos on his phone at a state-sponsored celebration in Raichur, leading to the BJP demanding his resignation. The RSS, Christian organisations and a section of historians also condemned it.

The incident came to light after a regional Kannada channel, TV 9, caught images of Sait scrolling through what appeared to be photos of semi-clad women on his phone.

Sait denied the charges, saying he was looking at pictures of the Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Mysore when the images popped up on a WhatsApp group.

This isn’t the first time a Karnataka minister has been caught this way; in 2012, two BJP ministers -- Laxman Savadi and CC Patil -- were caught watching porn clips during a legislative session. The clip had been forwarded by a colleague, Krishna Palemar. All three resigned from their posts following the scandal.

“Tanveer Sait should be sacked immediately who was caught on camera watching pictures which were allegedly porn,” state BJP president, BS Yeddyurappa tweeted.

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, G Parameshwara, said he was unaware of the incident.