‘Satyameva Jayate,’ tweets Yeddyurappa after court acquits him in mining bribe case

The court acquitted Yeddyurappa in a Rs 40 crore bribing case

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 3:37 pm
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BS Yeddyurappa, former Karnataka chief minister and the current BJP state president, said he stood vindicated after the court acquitted him in a Rs 40 crore bribing case in connection with alleged grant of favours to a JSW Steel affiliate in the mining of iron ore.

Minutes after the court pronounced him not guilty, Yeddyurappa tweeted, “Satyameva Jayate.”

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“Justice is done, I stand vindicated… Thanks to all well wishers,friends & supporters who stood with me in my tough times…” he wrote in another tweet.

Outside the court, the BJP leader told reporters that the court has called the allegations against him ‘false and politically motivated.’

Along with the former chief minister, the court cleared his two sons, a son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates of the charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption charges.

A chargesheet was filed by the CBI in October, 2012 in which Yeddyurappa and 12 others were accused of corruption after investigations purportedly revealed that Rs 20 crore was deposited in personal bank accounts of his sons B Y Raghavendra (now a BJP MLA in Karnataka) and B Y Vijendra, and his son-in-law Sohan Kumar between August and September 2010.

The CBI had claimed that the money came from South West Mining Company, a JSW Steel affiliate, for allegedly granting favours to the company to mine iron ore.

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First Published on: October 26, 2016 12:15 pm
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    Jay
    Oct 26, 2016 at 7:04 am
    Another blow for the Con Party. The Italian led Con Party, the real corrupt mafia, falsely accused BJP leader dyurappa of corruption. No wonder, the Con Party could not prove any of the charges.
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      SubbuI
      Oct 26, 2016 at 8:11 am
      WHAT SATYAMEVA JAYETHE ADD TO THAT CBI COURT ". NAMATHE" MEANING CBI COURT IN OURS IN TAMIL AND KANNADA. lt;br/gt;WHEN ENCOUNTER KILLER CAN GET AQUITED AFTER COMING TO POWER. THIS JUDGEMENT WAS ON EXPECTED LINE AND THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY APPEAL FOR NOW. That is the real SATHYAMEVA " in the present set up
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        SubbuI
        Oct 26, 2016 at 8:23 am
        SATYAMEVA JAYATHE-CBI COURT NAMATHElt;br/gt;VICTORY TO TRUTH-CBI COURT IS OURSlt;br/gt;DY IS INNOCENT SO IS KALNAYAK SHAH. lt;br/gt;VOTE BJP-FOLLOW RSSlt;br/gt;WHY ONE NATION. THEY WILL DIVIDE IN TO MANYlt;br/gt;SAMPOORNA HINDU RASHTRA-lt;br/gt;REAL NATIONALIST DREAMSlt;br/gt;ALL OTHERS ARE TRAITORSlt;br/gt;SEND THEM TO STHAN
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          asdasd
          Oct 26, 2016 at 7:27 am
          "Mast Saive Chahete"
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            asdasd
            Oct 26, 2016 at 7:06 am
            So where did the money come from . . .not able to find the trial is no the reason for u to be non-corrupt . . . . b*j*p is sleeping . ..or it has it asked to 'donate' for campaingning ? ? ? kaannlaaaan dhaaan .. . vapas laenge . .kahan gae? . . . vaps aneke baad . . hum use karenge . .aap jaise aamm admiyon ke brain wah ke liye . .
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              asdasd
              Oct 26, 2016 at 7:25 am
              if this is the definition of ease of doing business . . . people are going to run away . .iit and iim guys are selling kachaa baniyaan moze online . . .where are we going towards. . .rgulations are just for intimidation and extortion . ..congi was expert at that. b*j*p has learnt that . .. .election commission should provide disqualify button .. now onwards during voting . .
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                Gurjar Shivraj
                Oct 26, 2016 at 7:03 am
                No change ..same old story ..no hope for the nation ..sad
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                  boyce
                  Oct 26, 2016 at 7:23 am
                  Only fools will believe this man is not corrupt. One like you. It looks like this is the future of BJP followers. A life blaming congress for every thing. Cannot go far with this plan.
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                    dmwn
                    Oct 26, 2016 at 7:15 am
                    As if one expects anything different under this banana republic of a regime. When architects of huge crimes such as the Gujarat communal riots and fake encounter cases preside over all that governs the country get shamelessly acquitted because of the sheer brazenness of power and clout, who in his right senses would have doubted that dy will get acquitted? Like good, even evil percolates from the top. Every govt. machinery is now working to a plan. We are witness to how judiciary too can be manited. A set of clowns led by a super clown who run this so called government have the temerity to claim routine army action to be part of their g idea and implementation. They have a CM who brokers deals with thugs and goons and then shamelessly boasts about it. What is this country coming to ? Shame.
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                      SK Iyer
                      Oct 26, 2016 at 7:15 am
                      WEAK/WEAKENED PROSECUTION???
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                        JM
                        Oct 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm
                        All theives and criminals in Indian politics who are cleared from their corruption and criminal cases are now tweeting " satyameva jayata "
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                          Kalyanaraman
                          Oct 26, 2016 at 8:01 am
                          Not Indian Police Or CBI police inquire corruption about our Indian politician Scotland police must come here and inquire. As far as I know so far not even a single politician convicted for corruption. If honestly confiscated crores crores lakhs will come to our government exchequer. BONa FIDE DICTATOR must come and rule India and CONFISCATE all unaccounted monies and black money from foreign banks.
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                            Sankaran Krishnan
                            Oct 26, 2016 at 7:00 am
                            Whoever wins the case says the same thing and if it is otherwise it is political conspiracy which is the norm for today's Politicians irrespective of the party they belong. We, the people are only fools expecting justice will be rendered and the Politicians will be punished as per Law which will never in the history of India in the present scenario !!!
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                              Ashok Mazumdar
                              Oct 26, 2016 at 7:11 am
                              He was the Most Honest Neta of BJP ever had.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He now Qualifies to be a PM candidate.
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                                pawan
                                Oct 26, 2016 at 8:08 am
                                Wait and watch as per feku the surgical strikes will happen against the corruption and black money. And India will change and good governance will show... yeah right and in day dreams only... both these parties are on same side of the coins...
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                                  Ajay Rawal
                                  Oct 26, 2016 at 8:50 am
                                  system Does not change a bit.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is what we want from MODI govt, Change the system take brave action. He is not what India looking for.
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                                    Mohammed Yunus
                                    Oct 26, 2016 at 8:10 am
                                    But BSY is not a secular commie. Believe in one law, one country.
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                                      Mohandas
                                      Oct 26, 2016 at 7:24 am
                                      I think the nations premier investigative agency was never so free in w of its history .. ... to appease the political masters of course as it was always !! Wow ..I thought it going to be chained to be professional to the core ! Accha Din to Appa..others can follow now ...Govt land , after all , should belong to the men governing..right ?
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                                        Sriram Narayanaswamy
                                        Oct 26, 2016 at 8:09 pm
                                        Na kha doonga, Na khaane doonga.
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                                          Parth Garg
                                          Oct 26, 2016 at 8:28 am
                                          In India mostly 'Asatyamev Jayate'.
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                                            Darshan
                                            Oct 26, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                            As expected ....BJP is not different then congress in any case...lt;br/gt;\
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