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Yeddy is on a five-star jail yatra: Congress

October 19, 2011 21:39 IST
The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party over reports about arrested former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's admission in a hospital allegedly to avoid prison stay dubbing it as a "five-star jail yatra".

"Like the five-star rath yatra (by L K Advani), it is a five-star jail yatra. The BJP had all along supported his all attempts to remain outside jail", party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told newsmen.

Taking a dig at Yeddyurappa, he said such type of occasional visits to jail were allowed only to the "lucky" ones and not to the common people. "Will the chief minister visit the jail so often to meet any common man?", he said.

"This is nothing but trying to fool the people of this nation and it deserves to be either condemned or laughed at or both", he said.

Yeddyurappa arrested in an alleged land scam case on Wednesday returned to jail after he was discharged from a state run hospital.

The 68-year-old leader Yeddyurappa insisted upon the doctors that he be discharged, apparently upset over adverse media reports about his admission to hospital to avoid staying in jail.

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