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Karnataka deputy CM Savadi in a spot as porn row returns to haunt him

As Laxman Savadi vowed to make BJP stronger and to bring good name to the BS Yediyurappa’s government, TV channels flashed a February 8, 2012 footage where he is allegedly shown watching porn while the assembly session was on.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2020, 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Laxman Sangappa Savadi
Laxman Sangappa Savadi(ANI)

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday appointed three deputy chief ministers -- Govind Makthappa Karajol, Dr Ashwath Narayan CN and Laxman Sangappa Savadi -- and on Tuesday one is already embroiled in controversy.

As Laxman Savadi vowed to make BJP stronger and to bring good name to the BS Yediyurappa’s government, TV channels flashed a February 8, 2012 footage where he is allegedly shown watching porn while the assembly session was on.

According to a 2012 HT report, “a Camera crew of TV channels filmed (then) cooperation minister Lakshmana V Savadi watching porn clips on his cellphone and women and child development minister CC Patil peeping in during a discussion in the House”.

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“After local TV channels began airing the footage, Savadi reportedly blocked power supply in his constituency, Athani, in north Karnataka. He said later, ‘I was watching the video clip of how a woman was raped by four people to know about the incident and prepare for a discussion on the ill-effects of a rave party in Udupi recently. I do not have the cheap mentality to see pornographic visuals.’”, HT reported.The two ministers resigned a week later to save ‘their party’s image’.

This time, seven years later, Patil and Savadi are both back in the cabinet. “National and state leaders made me deputy Chief Minister, they have shown faith in me. I will make the party stronger and bring good name to the government. I did not ask for this post, senior leaders gave it to me, I accepted it,” he said while speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

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