The CM told the Karnataka legislative council that Sait doesn't have to resign since his actions were not intentional.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday told the Karnataka council that his minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Tanveer Sait, was not in the wrong. The statement came after the opposition demanded the minister's resignation.
Even before the CID has submitted a report in the case, the Chief Minister declared that the investigations show no evidence to prove that the minister was intentionally viewing pornographic content on his phone. He also accused the BJP of targeting a minister from the minority community for political gains. The BJP protested in the well of the house after Chief Minister's statement.
The Chief Minister's clean chit to Tanveer Sait came even as the Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara said that the government will wait for the CID report to be submitted and then initiate action if need be. Tanveer Sait was caught viewing objectionable content on his phone by news channel cameras during Tipu Jayanthi celebrations in November.