86-year-old Indian governor resigns after three-woman sex tape is broadcast on TV
An 86-year-old Indian politician has resigned after a TV news channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women.
Narain Dutt Tiwari quit as governor of a southern state after the tape was broadcast on Christmas Day. Opposition and women's right groups held street protests in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh's state capital, demanding his resignation.
Tiwari's office denied the allegation, denouncing the tape as fabricated.
Tiwari, a veteran governing Congress party leader at the national level, sent his resignation letter to the Indian president on Saturday, citing health reasons.
'The news channel report is fabricated, false and malicious to tarnish the image of the governor,' said a statement issued by Aryendra Sharma, an aide to the governor.
The three women were brought to Hyderabad by another woman who was allegedly promised a mining lease by the governor in return for sexual favors, ABN Andhra Jyoti News reported.
The woman said she decided to expose Tiwari through a sting operation after he did not keep his promise, the channel said. A court stopped the channel from broadcasting the tape again later Friday after a petition filed by Sharma, who argued the video was 'likely to demean and denigrate his office'.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1238923/86-year-old-Indian-governor-resigns-woman-sex-tape-broadcast-TV.html