Three government ministers in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have resigned after they were accused of watching a pornographic video during an assembly session. The rightwing Bharatiya Janata party, which rules Karnataka, ordered the three ministers to resign after local television channels aired footage on Tuesday of the men watching the allegedly pornographic video clip while state assembly proceedings were going on. The ministers denied watching pornography, but said they were resigning to save their party from embarrassment. The governor of Karnataka accepted the resignations.