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People Upset By My Political Rise, Brought Out A Fake Video; Complaint Filed: Sadananda Gowda

His tweet came after a video on social media which shows a person who appears to be Gowda with an unnamed woman over a video call.

Photo Credit : The Indian Express

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Former Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said that his image was morphed into a viral video that is making rounds on social media.

Sadananda took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "Dear well-wishers, a morphed (deep fake) video of mine has been making rounds on social media. I would like to inform you that, it is not me in the video, it’s created to malign my impeccable image by my adversaries with a vested interest."

Sadananda also said he has filed a complaint with the cybercrime police.

"I have also filed a complaint with the cybercrime police. I have faith, the culprits will be nabbed soon. Also, as per the injunction order of the court, anyone forwarding and uploading the content will be punishable as per the relevant sections of the law. If you know of anyone doing the same, kindly inbox me," he tweeted. 

His tweet came after a video on social media which shows a person who appears to be Gowda with an unnamed woman over a video call.

Gowda is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Bengaluru North and is also the former Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

"Malefactors, who are upset by my rise on the political front, have brought out a fake, lewd video of mine for my fall. The video has become viral on social media, which pains me," he further tweeted. 

Meanwhile, Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had served as Karnataka’s Water Resources Minister in the B.S.Yeddyurappa-led government stepped down from the post of a cabinet minister in March, after allegations of sexual exploitation surfaced against him. 

Also, one woman BJP worker also came out and levelled sexual allegations against Gowda in 2018, during the Me Too movement in India.

In 2014, Gowda’s son was also accused of rape. An actress filed a police complaint. However, a day later they stated that the duo had married secretly and that the family accepted her as the daughter-in-law.


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