Congress condemns release of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination convict

New Delhi: 

The Congress on Wednesday showed immense discontent and pain over the order that will facilitate the release of assassin of the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. The government was slammed by the Congress on the release of A G Perarivalan, they were creating “a situation” in the court so that the killer of the former Prime Minister can walk away from jail as a free individual. The Congress also allege BJP of doing “petty and cheap politics”.

The national spokesperson of the Congress, Randeep Surjewala said that this development is meant to be reverted with sorrow and fury not just for the Congress workers but for every citizen who believes in India and Indianness. 

“A terrorist is a terrorist and should be treated as one. Today, we are deeply pained and disappointed at the decision of the Supreme Court ordering the release of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin,” he said.

“Today is a sad day for the country. There is a sorrow and fury not only in every Congress worker, but in every Indian who believes in India and Indianness, who believes in fighting against extremism and every force that challenges the sovereignty and integrity of India,” he told reporters.

“Rajiv ji had sacrificed his life for the country, not for the Congress. And if today’s government creates a situation in the court to get his killers released for their petty and cheap politics, then it is very unfortunate and it is condemnable.

“We condemn this in the strongest possible way. All Indians must see what kind of governments are in power today and what is their attitude towards extremism is,” he said.


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