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BJP minister Ramesh Jarikholi has been accused of seeking sexual favours in return for a government job.

Though a complaint has been filed against the minister, the veracity of the CD is yet to be verified.

Though a complaint has been filed against the minister, the veracity of the CD is yet to be verified.On March 2, 2021, a complaint was filed against Karnataka Bharatiya Janta Party's Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi after a video footage purportedly showing him in a compromising position with a woman surfaced online, India Today reported.

According to The Times of India, the complainant social activist Dinesh Kallahalli released the video to the news channels and alleged that the minister offered a government job to the woman at Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited in return for sexual favors.

Kallahalli said that he met the police commissioner on March 2 and filed a complaint against the minister at the Cubbon Park Police station, Bangalore, for sexually harassing the woman. He further claimed that the victim's family had approached him for help since they could not fight the minister alone.

However, the minister has called the video "fake", and claimed that it is a "political conspiracy" against him. The Hindu reported that the complainant claimed that the woman had met the minister to seek permission to use a drone camera to shoot a dam for a documentary and that the two had met several times.

The woman recorded not only their intimate moments but also every phone conversation. "The reason behind these records is also a part of the probe," The Hindu report quoted a senior police officer as saying.

However, the integrity of the CD has not been verified yet, and the matter is being investigated; therefore, the claim that the Karnataka BJP minister sought sexual favors from a woman is unverifiable.

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