New Delhi: Pointing out that the death
sentence of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is yet to be
carried out, BJP today wondered if Mumbai terror attack
convict Ajmal Kasab would be hanged.
"They could not hang Afzal Guru, how will they hang
Kasab who stands 55th in the death row?...he would not be
hanged," Gadkari said here.
The BJP President appreciated the way the court
proceedings in another Mumbai attack case accused David
Headley were fast tracked.
Gadkari, who was addressing a seminar on the credibility
of CBI, alleged that while the Congress-led coalition at the
Centre was going slow in implementing the execution awarded to
convicts in terror attacks, it was putting policemen involved
in eliminating terrorists "behind bars", an apparent reference
to arrest of police officiers in Gujarat for alleged
involvement in fake encounter killings.
In an obvious reference to senior Congress leader
Digvijay Singh, he charged the ruling party was also
"glorifying" terrorists by visiting Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
He claimed Gujarat had the least number of fake
encounters but the state government was being blackmailed and
threatened by the UPA through CBI.
"States like UP and AP have far more cases of fake
encounters. Why is not CBI being asked to probe that?" he
Alleging CBI lacked credibility, Gadkari said the agency
has become an "extension" of AICC. "The UPA government has
survived due to CBI...CBI has become Congress party office,"
In a swipe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he
wondered whether he was being overlooked or "was someone else
running the show...at the same time, it is the master who is
responsible for the act of his servant."
Expressing similar sentiments, Leader of the
Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said Singh has
shielded himself behind his image with "teflon coating" and
has kept himself away from controversies.
The BJP will organise demonstrations outside CBI
office across country to protest its alleged politicisation
and misuse by the UPA Government.
"A journalist asked me who helped Congress the most
during the cut motion vote. Then he replied himself that it
was CBI which helped the government most in surviving the
Opposition-sponsored motion," he said.
Taking a cue from expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar
Singh, the BJP President also termed the investigation agency
as "Congress Bureau of Investigation".