Sex scandals and gossips have always been entwined with the entertainment industry, not just in India but all across the world. However, such scandals seemingly lies deep in every sector that human beings are involved in, including politics. The recent “sex clip” of Hardik Patel bears testimony to the fact. Recently, Hardik Patel got embroiled in a sex controversy after an MMS went viral. In fact, in a span of three days, the Patidar chief had six of those clips leaked. Although he has blamed the opposition parties for the same, it is but another instance of sex scandals that our Indian politicians have got themselves into.
Here is a list of 10 other sex scandals that made it to the headlines at one point of time or the other –
1. Sandeep Kumar Sex Scandal
Almost a year back, Delhi’s AAP government’s minister Sandeep Kumar’s sex scandal made it to the headlines, an incident that got him removed from his ministerial position altogether. Kumar was the minister for child welfare and social justice and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to announce his dismissal from the cabinet.
2. The Gopal Kanda Case
His scandal came into the public foray after an air hostess named Geethika Sharma committed suicide in 2012. In her suicide note, the air-hostess with Kanda’s MLDR Airlines blamed Kanda, following which he was arrested. However, a couple of years later, in 2014, Kanda was granted bail after the charge of sexual exploitation was dropped by the Delhi High Court.
3. The Abhishek Manu Sanghvi CD Case
In 2012, the then Rajya Sabha MP and Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Sanghvi got embroiled in a sensational sex clip case. The MP, who is also a renowned lawyer, was seen in the tape in a compromising position with another woman lawyer at the Supreme Court Lawyer’s Chamber.
4. The Mahipal Maderna – Bhanwari Devi Case
In 2011, the then water resources minister Mahipal Maderna was involved in the infamous Bhanwari Devi sex scandal, which literally rocked Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot government. Bhanwari Devi was an auxiliary nurse and midwife, who went missing. The case appeared when her husband blamed Maderna of being involved in the incident.
As per reports that surfaced during investigation, Bhanwari Devi was blackmailing Maderna with the sex clip, that showed the nurse and the minister in compromising position. There were few other people involved in the clip. Later on, Maderna was dismissed from his ministerial position.
5. The Raghavji Lakhamsi Savala sex scandal
In 2013, the then finance minister of Madhya Pradesh Raghavji became involved in a case of sodomy with his domestic help. In the latter’s report to the police, it was revealed that Raghavji had lured him promising him a permanent government job. Raghavji was 79 years old back then and he had to resign from his job as a result of this.
6. The ND Tiwari sex scandals
Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand was serving as the Andhra Pradesh governor in 2009 when a sting operation showcased him in compromising position with not one but three women inside the Raj Bhawan in Hyderabad. He was 85 years old at that point of time. Thereafter, in September 2013, he was seen dancing with a younger female TV show host in a program organised in Lucknow to honor the martyrs.
7. The Amarmani Tripathi case
In this bone-chilling case, Amarmani Tripathi was imprisoned for life for murdering his alleged girlfriend and poetess Madhumita Shukla, who was carrying his unborn baby. It was reported that Shukla had denied aborting the baby, which led Tripathi gun her down.
8. Sanjay Joshi sex scandal
Sanjay Joshi’s sex scandal was surfaced in 2005 amidst BJP’s silver jubilee celebration. He used to be the RSS representative in the party, but had to lose his position of general secretary after the sex scandal surfaced.
9. The Babulal Nagar sex scandal
The former Rajasthan Chief Minister was accused of sexual exploitation by a woman from Jaipur. The woman blamed the minister of luring her into sex on promises of getting her a government job. She also alleged that the minister had even threatened to keep her mouth shut. Nagar, however, had to resign from her position afterwards.
10. The Ice-cream sex parlor scandal
This is by far the oldest scandals of the lot. In 1987, a Kerala-based NGO pinpointed the media’s attention to an “ice-cream parlor” in Kozhikode, which was allegedly doubled as a prostitution center. According to the reports, ministers, lawyers and other high officials with the government used to frequent there.
Do you know of any more scandals to add to this list? If you do, please mention about those in the comments section below!