Yeddyurappa issue: Cong slams BJP morality

With a Lokayukta court sending Yeddyurappa to judicial custody in corruption cases, Congress went on the offensive against the BJP.

Updated: Oct 15, 2011, 21:48 PM IST

New Delhi: With a Lokayukta court sending
former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to judicial
custody in corruption cases, Congress on Saturday went on the
offensive against the BJP, saying the development spoke
volumes of the morality practised by it.

It is the "obduracy" of the BJP that prevents similar
cases in the party from going down the same slippery slope,
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.

Noting that Yeddyurappa had been found prima facie not
entitled to bail by the court, he said, "It speaks volume of
the morality practised by the BJP constantly preaching without
practice."
He said, "The court order against Yeddyurappa is clearly
yet another reiteration of BJP`s very severe indictments...
you are familiar to this fact."

Singhvi said that for the past two years, there had been
very serious charges against Yeddyurappa and demands for his
removal as chief minister.
"But (at that time) BJP never could gather courage to
remove him. Finally, when he quit as CM, he decided the date,
the timing and the manner in which to make the exit," he said.

Yeddyurappa today surrendered before the Lokayukta court
here and was sent to jail for a week after he was issued an
arrest warrant in connection with alleged land scams.

Earlier, another Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said
it was ironical that Yeddyuruppa is fighting for bail in a
corruption case at a time when the BJP is undertaking an
anti-corruption yatra across the country.

"Perhaps it would have been far more appropriate if the
anti-corruption yatra would have been first undertaken in
Karnataka, Uttarakhand, and Punjab where BJP ministers and
functionary have been indicted on charges of corruption,"
Tewari said.

PTI