The party's Udupi legislator Raghupati Bhat has landed himself in trouble over alleged CD showing him in a compromising position with a woman. A shocked and humiliated Bhat has said that he would not contest the assembly elections.
The CD with X-rated visuals was sent to media houses and circulated in Udupi. Bhat has questioned the timing of CD's release. He says that the person in the CD is not him.
Few years back Bhat's name was linked to the case involving suicide of his Padmapriya. She went missing from Udupi and after couple of days, she was found hanging inside a flat in New Delhi.
The town of Udupi is a major pilgrimage town for Hindus. It has famous Krishna temple and eight mutts attached to the temple. Udupi also was home town on late VS Acharya, who was BJP's ideologue and known for his simplicity and integrity.