Tripura BJP MLA Caught Watching P*rn: Jadab Lal Nath, a BJP MLA representing the Bagbasa constituency of Tripura, has been reportedly caught watching p*rnographic videos on his tablet device while attending an assembly session. The incident, which occurred on March 27, was recorded by someone from behind and subsequently went viral on social media. According to sources familiar with the assembly, the video was captured while the session was ongoing.
Before the 2018 assembly elections, Jadab Lal Nath was an activist for the Communist Party of India (Marxist), but he switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party. During the 2018 election, he ran against Ramendra Chandra Debnath, a former speaker and CPI(M) candidate, but was defeated. However, in the latest 2023 assembly elections, Jadab Lal Nath contested again under the BJP banner and won.
In 2012, a similar incident occurred in the Karnataka Assembly, where two BJP ministers of the state government were caught viewing indecent videos on their mobile devices during the assembly proceedings. The ministers in question were Laxman Savadi, who held the position of Cooperation Minister at the time, and CC Patil, who was the Women and Child Welfare Minister.
This act of Laxman Savadi and CC Patil was caught by the camera of a local channel covering the proceedings of the assembly. At the time when both the ministers were watching obscene clippings in the Vidhan Sabha, a very serious discussion was taking place in the Vidhan Sabha. But, both the ministers were not interested in this debate, both were seen more busy watching obscene clippings.
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This incident of Karnataka was the first time in the history of Indian democracy, when a minister was found watching obscene videos inside the assembly. When this news broke, the then ruling BJP government faced significant embarrassment and criticism from the opposition. Leaders from the Janata Dal Secular (JDS) party, including former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, strongly condemned the incident and referred to it as a black spot on democracy.