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Odisha Congress MLA Suspended For Watching Porn In Assembly

Updated on 5 September, 2017 at 4:23 pm By

In an embarrassing moment for the Congress, Naba Kishore Das, Congress MLA from Jharsuguda, has been suspended from Odisha Assembly on December 15 for allegedly watching porn during house proceeding.

This comes a day after a TV channel caught him on camera watching porn video inside the assembly.


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The matter has been sent to ethics committee for further probe.

However, Das admitted that he accessed the internet inside the house but denied the allegation and said that the speaker did not give him the chance to clarify his position.

In his defence, he said:

“While trying to open my own social media page, I accidentally touched YouTube. I scrolled down unwittingly when the TV camera shot me. I have done nothing wrong. It is a conspiracy against me to tarnish my image.”

Das, who was upset over the incident, called the Speaker’s decision “sheer injustice” as he was not allowed to present his case.

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MLA Naba Kishore Das odishasuntimes

 

The assembly witnessed uproar as many politicians demanded action against Das.


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“Instead of raising the issues of his area, Das was watching porn in the House. It has lowered the image of the House,” said BJD legislator Pramila Mallick.

Calling the ruling “undemocratic”, veteran Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said: “If it is misconduct, then it is beyond the dignity of the House. But before somebody is hanged, the principle of natural justice demands he be heard.”



But, this isn’t the first time that such an incident has happened.

In February 2012, three BJP ministers in Karnataka were caught watching porn inside the assembly.

The ministers – Lakshman Savadi, CC Patil and Krishna Palemar – resigned later.

 

BJP Karnatak ministers watching porn inside the House Firstpost

BJP Karnataka ministers who watched porn inside the House
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Months after, in March 2012, two BJP MLAs from Gujarat were allegedly found watching objectionable pictures on their tablet during the house proceedings.

Following the incident, a probe was ordered into the matter.

 

BJP Gujarat MLA was caught watching porn inside the House Firstpost

BJP Gujarat MLA was caught watching porn inside the House
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In 2014, BJP MLA from Aurad, Prabhu Chavan, was caught zooming into a picture of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, during a serious debate in the assembly.

However, Chavan said that he zoomed in the picture to read the slogan below. “There was nothing objectionable in his zooming in the picture,” he added.


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Prabhu Chavan caught watching picture of Priyanka Gandhi
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