Just earlier today, Karnataka Cooperation Minister Laxman Savadi was caught watching pornography on his cell phone during a debate on rural employment. Apparently, it wasn’t just him! Sitting right next to him, Women and Child Welfare Minister C.C. Patil was intently watching along with his colleague.
Embarrassed, the two ministers blamed it on Environment and Ports Minister J. Krishna Palemar, saying the cell phone belonged to him. What a sad day for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
A group of activists marched in the streets of Bangalore within hours of the broadcast and threw stones at Savadi’s bungalow. The police chased them away and prevented the incident from escalating.
This isn’t the only case that has brought about attention within the Indian government. In May 2010, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Haratalu Halappa was forced to resign after being accused of raping his friend’s wife.
The Indian people had already associated corruption with politics and the government. Negative feelings are only going to increase after this incident. Maybe if these so-called important ministers weren’t so busy watching pornagraphy during debates, our India would be in a better state right now.