Porn Scandal: Siddaramaiah Informs High Command

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Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is facing pressure from within the Congress to seek resignation of primary and secondary education minister Tanveer Sait who was on Thursday caught wat ching porn on his cellphone while attending a Tipu Jayanti function.

While the CM said a decision will be taken on Saturday after checking all the facts with Sait, sources close to him said that the “party has taken the issue seriously and has told Sait to tender his resignation at the earliest.” The CM held talks with G Parameshwara, the party’s state chief and home minis ter, after bringing the matter to the high command’s notice. “I have spoken to Sait and have told him to submit an explanation. A mistake, irrespective of who commits it, is a mistake,” said Siddaramaiah. “Action will be taken if there is evidence to prove the al legations,” he added.

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Sait maintained that he was only viewing WhatsApp messages he had received on his cellphone during the Tipu Jayanti function in Raichur. “It’s a political conspiracy against me,” he alleged. His justification, however, had no takers in the party . “It’s evident from TV channel footage that Sait was watching photographs of scantily clad girls.What’s more embarrassing is that it was during a Tipu Jayanti function. His resignation should be sought immediately,” said a senior Congress leader.

Congress member BS Shivanna, however, said the photos were sent to Sait’s phone from a number which wasn’t in the minister’s contacts list.The home department should refer the number to cyber crime police.

The BJP and the JD(S) targeted the CM for not sacking Sait. JDS legislators, led by MLC Puttanna, locked Sait’s office at Vidhana Soudha during a demostration on Friday .”The primary and secondary education minister decides what the students should and shouldn’t read. With Sait indulging in such shameful act, what message is the gov ernment sending to children. He should be sacked immediately ,” Puttanna said.

Congress circles are rife with speculation about Muslim legislators N A Harris and Qamarul Islam making it to the cabinet if Sait is dropped. While Harris has got Parameshwara’s backing, Islam may return to the cabinet at the behest of Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s leader in Lok Sabha.”

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