MYSURU & BELAVAGI : Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said he would decide on the need for a probe against Primary Education Minister Tanveer Sait’s only after he receives a report. He also clarified that he had not said the media reports or footage of Tanveer Sait allegedly watching objectionable visuals are baseless.
Sait was caught allegedly watching porn videos on his cellphone at a Tipu jayanti event at Raichur on Thursday.
Asked about BJP demanding action against the minister, he refused to comment. Claiming the allegation against Sait watching obscene pictures at a public event was “not as serious as BJP legislators indulging in a similar act in Vidhana Soudha”, the CM said his ministerial colleague would clarify the matter on Saturday.
Siddaramaiah said he got an explanation about the incident from Sait. He added that Sait had been instructed to clarify on the matter once he returned to Bengaluru on Saturday. He said he was not defending Sait over the matter and he would initiate action after looking into it.
CM visits drought-hit areas
Drought-hit farmers poured out their woes before Siddaramaiah during his visit to Harobelavadi village in Dharwad taluk on Friday. His visit to villages lasted only for a few minutes, embarrassing Congress workers who were waiting for long.
These villages have witnessed farmers’ suicide in the recent past after failure of rainfall during kharif and rabi season this year. Dried-up onion crops greeted the CM while he was travelling by Vijayapur-Hubballi National Highway.
The police and farmers were on the spot quite early thinking that CM may come on time, but he came two hours behind schedule. Policemen were served food packets for lunch, but the hungry villagers waited to meet the CM and share their grievances under the scorching sun.