Not Just Revanna & Gowda, Here Are Other Major Politician's Sex Scandals That Rocked Karnataka

2024/05/05 18:52:03 IST

Renukacharya (​2007)

    Renukacharya, a BJP MLA, was embroiled in a sex scandal involving allegations of harassment and coercion by a nurse, who later withdrew the case after three years.

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Hartalu Halappa (2009)

    Hartalu Halappa, BJP minister, resigned due to rape charges but was acquitted in 2017 due to insufficient evidence. Additionally, Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat resigned following a leaked sex tape.

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Laxman Savadi (2012)

    BJP MLAs Savadi, Patil, and Palemar faced scrutiny for allegedly viewing pornography in the Karnataka assembly, with Savadi ultimately cleared by a state home department probe.

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Meti Hullappa Yamanappa (2016)

    Former excise minister Meti resigned amidst allegations of soliciting sexual favors, triggered by a compromising video. The case, initially with the state CID, saw the woman retracting her accusations, leading to Metis exoneration.

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Arvind Limbavali (July 2019)

    Arvind Limbavali, BJP MLA from Mahadevapura, faced controversy over a supposed sex tape, later confirmed fake by the Forensic Sciences Laboratory. Denying its authenticity, Limbavali sought investigation, supported by then CM BS Yediyurappa.

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Ramesh Jarkiholi (2019)

    Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned as water resources minister amidst allegations of soliciting sexual favors, following a police complaint by a social activist regarding promised job exploitation. A purported video CD showing Jarkiholi with the survivor awaits police authentication. Jarkiholi, a former Congress member turned BJP, played a crucial role in the 2019 coalition shift.

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Prajwal Revanna (2024)

    A massive sex scandal erupted in Karnataka, implicating Prajwal Revanna, sitting MP from Hassan and grandson of former PM HD Deve Gowda, with thousands of video clips and documents alleging sexual assault, dominating the political narrative during the Lok Sabha elections.

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