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Yeddyurappa’s acquittal shocking, says Congress; BJP hails it

The Congress on Wednesday dubbed as “shocking” the acquittal of former Karnataka Chief Minister and state BJP President B.S. Yeddyurapppa by a Special CBI court in Bengaluru in a bribery case.

“We are stunned, surprised and shocked that serious allegations for which mounting evidence was provided to the CBI have been completely overlooked. This is clear case of political influence,” Congress leader Sanjay Jha said.

“The CBI under (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi government has become a convenient bureau of investigation, the way in which NIA (National Investigation Agency) has become Namo investigation agency,” Jha said.

Attacking the BJP-led central government, the Congress leader said: “Currently, the institutions meant to investigate and furnish evidence are failing miserably in their task. It is evident that these are all under political influence.”

Jha said Yeddyurappa will face the real test in public court, which will manifest itself in elections.

On the other hand, the BJP hailed the court decision.

BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said: “We are happy that the court has acquitted him of all allegations.”

“He has said earlier that the case against him was politically motivated,” Sharma said.

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