Karnataka: BJP minister quits amid row over alleged sex tape

Last updated on Mar 03, 2021, 03:40 pm
Karnataka: BJP minister quits amid row over alleged sex tape


'Resigning on moral grounds'

"Allegations against me are far from the truth. Clear investigation is needed. I'll come out innocent and I'm confident about it. I'm resigning on moral grounds and I request you to accept this," Jarkiholi wrote in his resignation letter to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.


Minister's brother threatens to file defamation case


A non-cognizable report has been filed


Jarkiholi allegedly sought sexual favors in return for job


Will resign if allegations proved true, Jarkiholi had said


Meanwhile, Congress workers stage protest against him

Meanwhile, the rival party Congress' workers took to the streets in Bengaluru to stage a protest against the accused minister over the said allegations and demanded his arrest.


Will take action after checking authenticity of video: BJP leader


Controversy comes ahead of Karnataka Budget session

The controversy has come days before the Karnataka Budget session and at a time when the BJP and other parties are preparing for the by-election to the Belagavi Lok Sabha seat, which fell vacant last year after the death of BJP leader Suresh Angadi.

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