Osama killed, why not Afzal Guru: BJP

Citing the killing of terror mastermind Osama bin-Laden, BJP on Monday asked the Centre why it was not executing the death sentence of Afzal Guru, convicted in Parliament attack case.

Last Updated: May 02, 2011, 19:41 PM IST

Jaipur: Citing the killing of terror mastermind Osama bin-Laden, BJP on Monday asked the Centre why it was not executing the death sentence of Afzal Guru, convicted in Parliament attack case.

"The US did not forget the incident of 9/11 and finally killed the terrorist Osama bin-Laden who was hiding in Pakistan but what happened to our government which is not executing the death punishment of Afzal Guru, who was convicted of conspiracy in the attack on the Indian Parliament," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said.

Attacking the Congress Gadkari today termed it as an "undemocratic party of a family".

"Leaders like Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram can dream of becoming Prime Minister but cannot dream of becoming Congress chief," said the party chief.

"Situation in the country is worst now and government has no vision. Be it corruption or inflation, or terrorism, the government has failed to tackle the situation," he said.

Boosting the moral of party workers at a public meeting here, Gadkari said that the BJP is the party with a democratic system which encourages and gives opportunities to its workers.

The occasion was the launching of the BJP`s campaign against corruption and inflation in the state.

"BJP is a democratic party which cares for its workers and gives them opportunity. We take collective decisions and work in coordination. On the contrary, the position of Congress chief is reserved for only Gandhi family," he said.

On the other hand, issues of corruption in Commonwealth games, 2G spectrum, appointment of a corrupt officer as Chief Vigilance Commissioner have shown the face of Congress party, he said.

Gadkari alleged that the Prime Minister and cabinet gave the approval to all the decisions of Suresh Kalmadi which led to scams and said not only Kalmadi, but all the guilty must be punished.

Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Vidhansabha Vasundhara Raje targeted the Gehlot government and while referring to media reports alleged that the Chief Minister was favouring nepotism and the government was involved in corrupt practices.

PTI