Jaipur: The arrest of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would not cast a shadow on L K Advani's yatra against corruption, the BJP said on Sunday.

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"Our party has given a message that we do what we say. In Yeddyurappa's matter, our president Nitin Gadkari had announced a change after Lokayukta's report and it has been done," BJP's national general secretary Vijay Goel said.

"The matter of Yeddyurappa will not affect but strengthen our struggle against corruption. The Janchetna yatra of Adavani is against corruption and for clean politics," he said.

He alleged that Congress failed to give message that it is against corruption.

"There are three reports against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit but no action was taken against her," he said.

He also accused Gehlot government in Rajasthan of being involved in rampant corruption.

"Gehlot government is surrounded by corruption and ministers are involved in corrupt practices. Bhanwari Devi missing case, illegal mining are some of the cases. During the Rathyatra, we will also highlight the corruption of Gehlot government," he said.

Goyal said that the Rathyatra will pass through nine parliamentary constituencies and six districts of Rajashthan from November 9 to November 12.

Public meetings of Adavani would also be held at Jodhpur, Beawar, Ajmer, Kishangar, Jaipur, Sikar, Salasar, Churu and Rajgarh during the period, Goel added.

Yeddyurappa shifted to hospital from jail

 B S Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail in the early hours after he complained of chest pain.

68-year-old Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment in the ICU of Jayadeva Hospital, doctors said.

He had high blood pressure and vomited a couple of times, which prompted the jail authorities to rush him to hospital, sources said, adding his condition is stated to be stable.

The Special Lokayukta court on Saturday rejected bail and issued an arrest warrant against Yeddyurappa who has been facing allegations of denotifying government land violating rules when he was the Chief Minister.

The BJP leader later surrendered before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody till October 22.

A team of doctors headed by Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Director Dr C N Manjunath examined Yeddyurappa, sources said.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and some of his ministerial colleagues visited the hospital and enquired about the health of Yeddyurappa.

Home Minister R Ashoka, Minister for Water Resources Basavaraj Bommai, Excise Minister M P Renukacharaya, Law Minister S Suresh Kumar and Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje also visited him, the sources said.

Several MLAs made a beeline to the ICU ward where Yeddyurappa is undergoing treatment.

Yeddyurappa, a chronic diabetic, was now suffering from high blood pressure, they said.

(Agencies)