‘Upset’ Yeddyurappa back in jail
Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who is accused of involvement in a land scam, on Wednesday shifted back to Parappana Agrahara Jail here from the government-run Victoria Hospital.
Yeddyurappa voluntarily got himself discharged from the hospital this morning after reports said he was “hurt” by senior party leader LK Advani’s remarks on him.
According to TV channels, Advani’s remarks on Tuesday that corruption is weakening the party have hurt Yeddyurappa, who was on Saturday sent to judicial custody till October 22 after his bail was rejected by a special Lokayukta court in connection with illegal land denotification cases.
TV channels also said that speculative media reports on Yeddyurappa’s health, claiming the former CM was trying to stay out of jail, have also “upset” the BJP leader.
State Housing Minister V Somanna was quoted as saying that Yeddyurappa was hurt and wanted to return to jail.
Advani had yesterday virtually admitted embarrassment on account of Yeddyurappa`s arrest, saying it will be difficult to win against the "corrupt" Congress if his party too is bedevilled by similar weaknesses.
Addressing a press conference, Advani initially parried a question on Yeddyurappa but later admitted that the party suffered embarrassment on account of former Karnataka CM’s arrest.
"We don`t take our internal weaknesses lightly. This thing was vindicated in Karnataka clearly. We had cautioned him but once the report (of Lokayukta on illegal mining) came, he had to quit. Small mistakes by others is embarrassing the party leadership. There may be chances of a slip up so I am telling everyone in the party to remain vigilant," he said.
After his bail plea was rejected on Saturday, Yeddyurappa surrendered before the court and was sent to jail. However, he was shifted to the state-run Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology early Sunday morning after he complained of chest pain.
On Tuesday, the state-run heart speciality centre discharged the former CM after tests showed show that the condition of his heart was normal and stable, but he then moved to the government-run Victoria Hospital.
The development came hours after the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday deferred till Thursday hearing on his interim bail plea in the land scam case.
Jayadeva Institute Director Dr CN Manjunath had said yesterday that Yeddyurappa suffers from other medical problems like diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, backache and reactive airway disease and Parkinson, besides high sodium levels in the blood and depression.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Girl in Punjab's Pathankot quit studies for fear of eve-teasing
- Special: Furious over rising water crisis, people take to the streets
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- Couple in Bihar asked to pay Rs 50,000 as 'tax' for inter-caste marriage
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 24, 2015
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave kills 223 in AP, Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu announces compensation; Delhi records hottest day
- 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' starts on a good note at the Box Office!
- CBSE 12th Result 2015 to be announced on Monday
- Death threat to PM Narendra Modi ahead of Mathura rally sends police into tizzy
- Organisation demands re-examination of AIPMT 2015
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Standoff with LG: Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency session of Delhi Assembly
- Kejriwal completes 100 days in office, AAP says centre 'shadow boxing' over row with LG
- CBSE Class 12th Board Results 2015 to be announced on Monday, May 25
- Online filing of applications for UPSC civil services exam begins
- No alliance with JD-U in Bihar: BJP
- Not just today, Muslims feeling alienated since 1947: Najma Heptulla