New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that if voted to power it would execute Afzal Guru, convictedin 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate Vijay Kumar Malhotra said this while releasing the party's election manifesto along with other leaders on Tuesday (November 18) for the Delhi state assembly polls.
Malhotra blamed the state's ruling Congress party for delaying the execution of Afzal Guru.
"The President has to decide but the file is with Sheila Dikshit government for past two years. She has not initiated any action on it. If she sends it to the government, then only we can pressurise the central government to take action against him," Malhotra said.
"It shouldn't take more than one minute. She only has to write a single line on the file, stating that he should be hanged, but she is taking so long to do such a simple thing.... Once our government gets to power it will take us only one minute to initiate action," Malhotra added.
Meanwhile, Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley questioned the credibility of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), investigating the September 29 Malegoan blasts in which ten people including a Hindu woman saint have been detained.
BJP has accused the federal ruling Congress party and its allies of deliberately framing Hindu leaders in Malegoan blasts case.
"ATS (Anti-terrorist squad) must professionally investigate if its investigations are to carry credibility, not in the manner it is doing," said Jaitley.
All 70-assembly seats of Delhi will go to polls on November 29 and counting of votes will take place on December 8.
The assembly elections in Delhi and five other states are expected to be a run down to the forthcoming general elections in early 2009 that would test the political temperature.