Sex scandals amongst the Congress politicians and leaders are quite known as not one but several have been caught on the camera. ND Tiwari, Mahipal Maderna (Bhanwari Devi Case), Satyanarayan Patel and many more.
However, Congress is not the only party where politicians think that power and position gives them a license to exploit anybody to fulfill their sexual pleasures and even get away from it.
Here we share BJP Leaders who were caught in sex scandals :
Gopinath Munde – Barkha Patil Controvery – 1997
It was year 1997 and Gopinath Munde the Deputy CM of Maharashtra became a household name after his affair with the Tamasha dancer Barkha Patil came out in open. Even Balasaheb Thackeray joked about it in a party meeting saying, “I told Munde jab pyaar kiya toh darna kya” .The Congress used the Barkha angle against Munde in both 1994 Assembly Elections as well as 1996 Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra.
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Interestingly, Anna Hazare released a document which stated the sale of a flat (801 sq ft) costing 3,6 Lakh under the name of Barkha Gopinath Munde and her name Pratik Gopinath Munde in Pune’s Chanakya Nagri. Later, it is said that the Munde part was scratched and was replaced by ‘Patil’. Munde denied these allegations and blamed his political nemesis Sharad Pawar for everything. In addition, he also refrained from filing cases against the newspapers that were covering the affair thoroughly.
Sanjay Joshi Sex Scandal – 2005
It was BJP’s silver jubilee (2005)but the party’s celebration was hit by a sex scandal. Yes, sex scandal of Sanjay Joshi – a man who was not just a RSS pracharak but known for his simple and high thinking living. He was not just considered as a bachelor but also a celibate. Leaders in RSS and BJP respected him until a VCD and an audio cassette showed him with a lady.
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This was circulated nationwide. The audio cassette had Joshi’s voice. It is alleged that the entire thing happened due to the intra party rivalry. BJP suspected Narendra Modi and Uma Bharati’s hand in this sex scandal that shook the party completely.
Dhruv Narayan Singh Sex Scandal – 2011
This BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh was hit right left and centre when one of his lover Zaheda Parvez killed his other lover Shehla Masood out of jealousy and obsession for her lover Dhruv Narayan Singh. Zaheda shared a passionate relationship with Dhruv. She had graphic CD recordings of her sexual encounters with Singh and also used condoms well preserved in plastics that highlighted the date when they were used. Both Dhruv and Zaheda are married and have two children.
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Raghavji Sex Scandal – 2013
In 2013, the Madhya Pradesh State Finance Minister 79 year old Raghavji Lakhamsi Savala was accused of sexually abusing a male domestic help. The victim in his report mentioned that Raghavji sodomised him under the pretext of giving him a permanent government job.
The victim along with another domestic help shot one such video and circulated the CD. As soon as the CD surfaced, Raghavi had to resign from his position. A FIR was launched and Raghaviji was arrested under the charges of sodomy. Raghavji was also a RSS pracharak once.