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Tripura BJP MLA faces pressure for watching porn in state assembly
Tripura
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Tripura BJP MLA faces pressure for watching porn in state assembly

| @indiablooms | 31 Mar 2023, 02:11 pm

Agartala/UNI: The opposition parties piled up pressure on the ruling BJP in Tripura seeking the expulsion of saffron MLA of Bagbasa constituency in North Tripura Jadablal Nath from the assembly whose video went viral on social media when he was watching purported porn clips on a mobile phone during the deliberation in the house on March 28 last.

The accused MLA claimed that the video appeared all of a sudden mistakenly when he was watching something else and said, "I am not that mobile friendly and I don’t know how this video opened suddenly. I spoke to BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee and he told me to wait for the decision of the party."

However, the decision of the assembly has not yet come, but the assembly Secretary B P Karmakar said, "Speaker is the sole authority to decide about the members of the assembly, no one has the right or jurisdiction to comment on the matter related to any legislator."

Speaker Biswabandhu Sen has been incommunicado on the issue.

Meanwhile, the principal opposition of the state TIPRA Motha stood with the demands of two other opposition parties – CPI-M and Congress to remove Jadablal Nath from the assembly immediately to keep the sacred virtue of the house and uphold the dignity and integrity of the law- making institution.

In 2012, one BJP MLA in Karnataka was caught watching porn films and tendered his resignation.

Leader of the opposition, Animesh Debbarma demands the chair where the MLA Nath was sitting needs to be sacred by washing it with the holy water of River Ganga and then reinstated in its place and both Speaker and BJP party must ensure that Nath shouldn’t sit in the assembly anymore.

"We have no problem if he wants to watch porn videos in his private space. But this is not the place to watch it that too during a session in assembly. His act not only tarnished the image of Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi but also defamed the lawmakers," Debbarma said.

Demanding punitive action against the accused MLA, he said, "We also demanded the Speaker to take action against Jadablal Nath. Want to tell the speaker to carry out an investigation and should be barred from attending assembly sessions for at least six years."

The senior Congress legislator and former BJP minister Sudip Roybarman stated, "If Jadablal Nath will not be punished for porn film watching on the assembly floor during the session, it would send a wrong message to the society and then no action can be taken against anybody in future for such an act in public."

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