Tamil Nadu BJP General Secretary KT Raghavan has resigned from the party after a sexually explicit video allegedly featuring him was released by a party colleague who expressed his wish to cleanse the party of such individuals. “I also have such video, audio proofs of 15 leaders and would release them soon,” said the Youtuber Madan Ravichandran who shared the video.
The video was posted by another BJP functionary Madan Ravichandran who runs a YouTube channel under the name “Madan Diary”. In the purported video, Raghavan can be seen masturbating in a pooja room while being on a video call with another female party worker.
“Members who have 25,30 years of experience in the party are involving in sexual violations and it’s not being brought to light is the worst scenario. They are not being exposed because the women are afraid of their position in the party. As they are also ruling for the past 7 years, they are using their influence to silence the victims. The party’s own members say that K.T Ragahvan has been involved in such activities since very long time,” said Youtuber Ravichandran.
“K.T Raghavan who has an experience in the party for nearly a quarter century of years, has been approaching women and inviting them to intimate video calls for past several years. I would explaining about how they are exploiting women in the upcoming videos,” he added.
Have Such Sting Videos of 15 Other Party Leaders
“I have all the proofs. I also have such video, audio proofs of 15 leaders. We are releasing the video of K.T Raghavan first because of the image he created among the media and public. He is being promoted as “Mr. Clean”. I myself have interviewed him several times and didn’t think that he would involve in such activity till I saw it myself,” he further stated in the video.
State Party Chief Annamalai Allegedly Aware Of The Release
Ravichandran also confirmed that the video was released within the knowledge of BJP state chief Annamalai. “The video is getting released with his knowledge. When I approached him to ask what to do with it, he said that the process of getting K.T Raghavan punished will take too long and directed me to release the video in Internet,” he said.
Annamalai has formed an inquiry committee to probe the veracity of the video which will be headed by district secretary Malarkodi.
KT Raghavan Resigned
“For the last 30 years, I have worked without seeking any benefits. I came to know of a video today morning about me. It has been done with an intent to malign me and the party. I deny the allegations. Will face it legally. Truth will prevail,” Raghavan announced the resignation on Twitter and Facebook.