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Guj: BJP MLAs say they don't watch porn at all

india Updated: Mar 21, 2012 21:02 IST
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Two BJP MLAs were caught watching pornographic content inside the Gujarat assembly, according to reports published in a Gujarati newspaper. The MLAs denied the charges were to malign their image.

Shankar Chaudhary said it is an attempt to malign his image.

"The allegations of me watching porn in assembly is baseless. This is an attempt to politically malign me. The assembly proceedings are recorded in CCTV. I request the Opposition to check the CCTV footage. All the allegations against me are baseless. I am not the person who watches porn at all."

Jetha Bharwad also said that the allegations were baseless and wrong.

"I will resign if found guilty. Mediapersons are showing the correct thing. You should be truthful. We have not done anything wrong. We are very hurt. Opposition party is targeting us. We are ready to face an enquiry. We will resign if found guilty."

According to Gujarat Samachar, its reporter saw the MLAs watching pornographic content inside the house on a tablet and complained to the speaker. The speaker summoned them and asked to stop.

"We were sitting in the reporters' gallery in the house and could see two MLAs Shanker Chaudhary and Jetha Bharwad were surfing porn photographs Then I brought it to the attention of the assembly speaker in a chit and then he called the MLAs and asked them to switch off the iPad," said Gujarat Samachar reporter Janak Purohit.

According to Purohit, the MLAs were watching the photographs when the assembly was discussing the budgetary demands of the revenue department.

Congress stalled proceedings of the house for an hour over the issue.

Meanwhile, BJP general secretary Vijay Rupani denied that the MLAs were watching porn clips.

"It's a Congress conspiracy to defame BJP members. We are confident that our MLAs would jot have done any such thing inside the house," Rupani said, adding the party leadership will inquire into the allegation and would also seek an explanation from the members.

In February, Karnataka BJP MLAs were caught watching pornography on camera inside the assembly.