Yeddyurappa acquittal:Cong terms CBI a "pet performing poodle"

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New Delhi, Oct 26: Congress today gave CBI the sobriquet "pet performing poodle" in the wake of a court acquitting former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa in a corruption case.

"If there is or was or continues to be any open and shut case of corruption and misconduct, is the case pertaining to Yeddyurappa", party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters Wondering as to what the court could do when the prosecution turns into defence, he said that it became so in the case of Yeddyurappa.


"The alleged caged parrot of yesteryears has become the pet performing poodle of this Governmen", he said attacking CBI and alluding to Supreme Court's description sometime back of the probe agency as "caged parrot".

He expressed apprehension that the CBI would not even appeal against the decision. "I do not want to prophesize but it may turn out to be correct that the CBI may not even appeal the decision", Tewari said.

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He claimed that in the case there is a "complete and absolute subversion of the instrumentalities of the Indian State." A special CBI court in Bengaluru today acquitted Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and nine others in a corruption case, giving a boost to the political fortunes of the BJP leader ahead of 2018 Assembly polls.


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