Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was arrested and sent to jail on Saturday in connection with an alleged land scam, was admitted to hospital after he complained of “discomfort” in the chest. He will be kept under observation for 48 hours.
Yeddyurappa, 68, is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.
Dr CN Manjunath, heading the five-member team attending to Yeddyurappa, said he was admitted at 1.40am after he complained chest pain and backache. He is also suffering from high blood pressure and urinary problems, Manjunath said. ECG and blood tests have been conducted on Yeddyurappa, who suffered a mild stroke two months ago, said Manjunath.
Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda and some ministerial colleagues visited Yeddyurappa, who resigned as chief minister on July 31 in the wake of his indictment by the Lokayukta in an illegal mining scam.
“Chronic diabetic and hypertensive patients like him are more prone to such heart ailments, which can get precipitated by stress,” Manjunath said.
Gowda said the former chief minister looked exhausted. “We were also advised by doctors not to tire him by talking.”
Gowda was accompanied by home minister R Ashoka, minister for water resources Basavaraj Bommai, excise minister MP Renukacharya, law minister S Suresh Kumar and energy minister Shobha Karandlaje.
The Lokayukta had charged the former chief minister for playing a role in an alleged mining scam.