Politics and sex have always gone hand in hand as many politicians believe that their position gives them license to exploit anybody and enable them to get away with anything. Women, as usual, are easy prey for these politicians and history has witnessed ample cases where women are used by these powerful men for their sexual pleasure.
Let’s have a look at the some of the major sex scandals involving politicians:
Shehla Masood – Zahida Pervez – Dhruv Narayan Singh Sex Scandal
Dhruv Narayan Singh, BJP MLA of Madhya Pradesh, was accused of having illicit relationships with many women. Shehla Masood, an RTI activist and Zahida Pervez, an architect, were two of them. Zahida reportedly introduced Shehla to the local BJP leader but became jealous with their growing proximity, and so she got her eliminated by contract killers.
Shehla Masood was shot dead outside her home in Bhopal on August 16, 2011 while she was getting ready to take part in an anti-corruption agitation.
Gopal Kanda & Geetika Sharma Scandal
The 23-year-old air hostess Geetika Sharma became the prey of former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda’s lust. Geetika was employed with Kanda’s MLDR Airlines. But after Kanda’s sexual harassment, she committed suicide in her apartment in Delhi on August 5, 2012. In her suicide note, Geetika had alleged that Kanda was responsible for compelling her to end her life. The police booked Kanda under the charge of aiding and abetting suicide.
He is also charged with rape, unnatural sex and abetment to rape. Kanda was forced to resign from his post following his alleged role in Geetika’s suicide case. Police failed to take Kanda into their custody as he absconded. Later he surrendered himself and was sent judicial custody.
Shivani Bhatnagar, Madhumita Shukla, Anuradha Bali, Sunanda Tharoor, Geetika Sharma, Bhanwari Devi, Naina Sahni….. It doesn’t end well.
— kaveri (@ikaveri) April 30, 2014
Abhishek Manu Singhvi CD scandal
Senior Congress leader and Spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigned from his post after his sex CD controversy. The CD showed Abhishek Manu Singhvi in a compromising position with a female advocate inside the lawyer’s chambers of the Supreme Court. He reportedly promised the woman to make her a judge.
Singhvi accused his driver Mukesh Kumar Lal of filming the CD secretly and blackmailing him to make it public through media channels. He approached the Delhi High Court for banning the CD alleging that the content of the CD was doctored. Though the Delhi High Court banned the publication on broadcasting of the CD but the CD was already uploaded on YouTube and Singhvi was deeply humiliated and exposed.
Mahipal Maderna – Bhanwari Devi Scandal
Bhanwari Devi, a 36 year old auxiliary nurse and midwife, from Rajasthan caught the public eye after her husband alleged that Mahipal Maderna, the Congress minister in the state government got his wife kidnapped.
The investigations revealed that Maderna and Malkhan got her eliminated on September 1, 2011 with the help of supari killers as she was blackmailing them and demanding Crores of rupees based on a CD in which Maderna and others were seen in a compromising position with Bhanwari Devi. She was abducted from Jodhpur’s Bilara area on September 1, 2011 and strangulated to death. Her body was then handed over to another gang which burnt it and dumped it in a canal. Maderna is under custody and court has framed charges against him.
N D Tiwari Sex Scandal
The entire country was shaken when N D Tiwari, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh, was shown in bed with three women at his official residence inside the Raj Bhawan. It was a sting operation carried out by a leading Telugu channel. Though Tiwari claimed that he was framed by political opponents, he resigned and apologized.
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) May 15, 2014
N D Tiwari also caught public attention a long time ago when a lady Ujjwala Sharma accused him of fathering her son Rohit Shekhar. Rohit approached the court in 2008 claiming Tiwari was his father. In 2012, the Delhi High Court ruled in favor of Rohit on the basis of DNA samples of Tiwari. This year, at the age of 88, he tied the knot with Ujjwala who is 62 years old now.
Amarmani Tripathi and Madhumita Shukla
A seven months pregnant 24-year old poetess, Madhumita Shukla was killed by two assailants in her apartment in Lucknow on April 9, 2003.
— 101 Bomber (@101Bomber) June 4, 2014
Police investigation revealed that Madhumita was in love with Amarmani Tripathi, a minister in the UP government. Madhumani Tripathi, wife of Amarmani got Madhumita killed on realizing about their affair. Both Amarmani Tripathi and his wife Madhumani were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.