Pass Cabinet resolution on Rajiv convicts: Karuna

Karunanidhi said that AIADMK should pass a resolution at its cabinet meeting urging Prez to reconsider clemency petitions of three Rajiv killers.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2011, 19:58 PM IST

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said
that the ruling AIADMK should pass `on humanitarian grounds` a
resolution at its cabinet meeting urging the President to
reconsider clemency petitions of the three death row convicts
in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and forward it to
Governor K Rosaiah.

The government, he said, should not think its job was
over just by passing a unanimous resolution in the Assembly.

"On humanitarian grounds, a similar resolution should be
passed at the cabinet meeting, which must be sent to Governor
Rosaiah. Steps should be taken to ensure the three death row
convicts are released," he said in a piece in party organ
"Murasoli."

Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a unanimous resolution on
August 30, urging the President to reconsider the mercy
petitions of Santhan, Perarivalan and Murugan.

"Though the nature of the crime committed by them is
huge, steps should be taken to release them as they have
already spent more than 20 years in jail," he said.

PTI