Raipur: Amid the controversy over a “sex CD” allegedly involving a Chhattisgarh minister, the ruling BJP today said technology should be used in politics but not for “destructive purposes”, while the Congress asserted truth needs to reach to the people in this age of transparency.
The “sex CD” allegedly involving Chhattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat sparked a row after senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested by the state police last Friday on charges of blackmailing and extortion related to the CD.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Chhattisgarh Assembly, T S Singhdeo, said investigative journalism is not a new thing and is being practised for decades.
People believe there should be no restriction in bringing out the truth in this transparent age, he added.
“There is nothing wrong in exposing something which is wrong, though the publication of false and fake information is absolutely inappropriate and should not be done,” he added.
State Revenue Minister Prem Prakash Pandey had on Saturday said the CD was “fake” and a local TV channel had mentioned in its report that it had been tampered with.
Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police last Friday morning from his Ghaziabad residence.
Verma had claimed that the Chhattisgarh government suspected that he had a “sex CD of Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat” and that is why he was being framed.
Munat called the CD “fake” and an attempt at character assassination.
He had on Saturday filed a complaint against state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and Verma for allegedly tarnishing his image through the “fake” sex CD.