AICC member against clemency for Rajiv killers

Last Updated: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 23:18

Madurai: An AICC member on Friday, expressed concern over clemency demands for the three convicts facing gallows for their role in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, and said party MLAs should have opposed the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution on the issue.

S S Prakasam also expressed surprise that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had piloted the resolution, seeking mercy for the killers of the former Prime Minister, though she was among the frontline leaders opposing terrorism.

Prakasam, President of KPCC Labour Department and Chairman of the 20th Rajiv Jyothi Sadbhavana Yatra, told reporters that, he would take up the "failure" of Congress MLAs
with Ghulam Nabi Azad, in-charge of the party affairs in the state.

He said, members of Rajiv Jytohi Sadbavana Yatra committee would meet President Prathiba Patil and press for implementing the Supreme Court verdict upholding death sentence to Santhan, Perarivalan and Murugan.

All should realise how much of pain and anguish Sonia Gandhi had undergone after the killing of her husband. Apart from Rajiv Gandhi, several police officers and people were
also killed, Prakasam said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 23:17

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