Daijiworld Media Network
Allahabad/New Delhi, Feb 8: Karnataka has once again proved a thorn in the bush for BJP national leadership, with its ministers leaving Gadkari and Co red-faced yet again. The latest sleaze-gate in which three BJP ministers were caught watching a blue film in the Karnataka Assembly has embarrassed the top brass to no end.
Even as the incident has given good ammunition to the opposition in Karnataka and the central leadership to train guns on the BJP, the saffron party's national chief Nitin Gadkari has promised suitable action against the ministers.
While the ministers in question, C C Patil, Laxman Savadi and Krishna Palemar claimed that they resigned on their own, Gadkari said that it was the BJP that took action.
"It is an unfortunate incident. Enquiry will be done and suitable action taken. I also directed Karnataka chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda to take appropriate steps." he told reporters here.
He also termed the incident as an example of moral deterioration seen in every sector, be it administration, media or society."
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the party regrets the incident.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman hit out at Congress stating that they have no right to talk now when they themselves failed to explain the N D Tiwari case.
"The ministers have resigned and will undergo probe. No one should act as moral police, we all are responsible for what is happening in society," she added.