On the defensive after television channels beamed visuals of him allegedly watching pornography in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, Minister for Cooperation Laxman Savadi addressed a press conference late in the evening where he flatly denied that he had done anything wrong.
Providing a long-winded explanation that was at odds with the footage beamed by the channels, Mr. Savadi claimed that he was discussing the Udupi rave incident with Minister for Ecology, Environment Ports and Inland Water Transport J. Krishna Palemar.
“When I asked Mr. Palemar what a rave is, he showed me a clipping on his phone,” said Mr. Savadi.
The Minister claimed that the clip showed a few men in a foreign country dancing along with a woman and then gang-raping her. The rapists were later arrested by the police and then stoned in public, he claimed.
“It looked like a blue film but that was not what it was,” he claimed. “I have not done anything wrong.”
The footage shot by the television channels, however, did not seem anything like a rape scene.
One of the women featured in the explicit video was quite evidently Indian and was clad in a sari.