While it is unclear as to what the exact content of the video is, it appears to be a lewd dance by a woman.

Andhra municipal official in trouble after posting obscene video in Whatsapp group
news News Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:54

The Vice Chairman of Nandyal Municipality in Andhra's Kurnool district, triggered a controversy after he reportedly sent an obscene video to a Whatsapp group, consisting mainly of female councillors.

All the officials belonged to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The chairperson of the municipality was also part of the group.

According to a report in TV5, Gangisetty Vijay Kumar sent the obscene video a few days ago, late in the night. While it is unclear as to what the exact content of the video is, it appears to be a lewd dance by a woman.

After discussing amongst themselves, the members of the group approached higher authorities in the party and filed a complaint.

However, when Kumar was confronted about it, he reportedly stated that he didn't know how to operate his smartphone, and he might have sent it unintentionally. He is also said to have apologised for the 'mistake'. 

He also said it was possible that someone else sent it from his phone, and he was not involved.

Explaining what happened, Desham Sulochana, the Chairperson of the municipality, told the local media, "A lady councillor had started the Whatsapp group which included both female and male councillors, with the intention of sharing quotes and stories about famous leaders, to inspire each other."

"We would also discuss what we plan to do for the municipality and the town, and other developmental activities. Around three days ago, when this senior member posted such a scene, we were shocked, and we are still not able to digest it," she added.

She goes on to add, "Many women called me after that incident, and I didn't even know how to react after this. We all come from respectable families, and a video like this is really troubling. Even the person who sent it, should introspect on it."

"Even if we assume that he planned to send it to someone else, he should clarify and clear the air, but he hasn't done so. I think he did it intentionally. I condemn this. If educated women like us who are dealing with social issues have to face this, imagine how it is for a normal lady on the street," she added. 

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