Poojary seeks inquiry into 'jail sickness' trend

Poojary seeks inquiry into 'jail sickness' trend

Congress party will not oppose Advanis Rathyathra

B Janardhan PoojaryCalling BSY’s admission to hospital immediately after being arrested to be just another drama, Poojary said that such cases of illness itself need to be investigated by a retired High Court Judge.

Addressing a news conference on Sunday in Mangalore Poojary said that many politicians like Yeddyurappa use ‘illness’ as an effective weapon to escape imprisonment.

“This has become a trend. One many recall what corrupt politicians like Katta Subramanya Naidu, Halappa and others had done. They too fell sick on being trapped,” he said adding that it is time for Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to prove his caliber as a leader.

“If Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda is really a good leader then he should ask the judiciary to probe into this ‘Jail disease’ that has infected the high profile dignitaries who have been arrested. This shall set a good example in the State. Even when Janardhan
Reddy was arrested he suffered from chest pain but the CBI officials in Andhra Pradesh did not give scope to his drama,” Poojary said adding that Congress and other party leaders never used illness as a weapon to evade imprisonment.

“Kalmadi was admitted to hospital because he was sick. We should know that Kalmadi returned to jail after treatment, unlike Halappa who had a long stay in the hospital. Halappa’s illness disappeared only after receiving bail,” ridiculed Poojary.

Stating that B S Yeddyurappa’s rule in Karnataka has tainted the state’s fame, he regretted that Karnataka is now looked at as one of the most corrupt states in the nation.

“If Advani is a man of values, then he should dismiss B S Yeddyurappa from the party or else his Rathayathra will have no meaning,” he commented.
He said that Congress members will not protest against Rathayathra and give it cheap publicity.

Poojary also questioned JD(S) Leader H D Kumaraswamy’s sudden outpour of compassion for B S Yeddyurappa. “HDK has said that he has been personally hurt by B S Yeddyurappa’s arrest. What is the reason for this compassion? Are you planning to join hands with BSY,” he questioned.

Objecting to Congress members celebrating B S Yeddyurappa’s arrest, Poojary said that he would have not allowed this celebration if he was the KPCC Chief.

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