Dehradun, Jul 9: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has refused to apologise to Congress for calling the 2001 Parliament attack convict the 'son-in-law' of the party.
"I have said nothing wrong. I am sticking to my stand and so there is no need (to apologise)," Gadkari said in response to a question if he would render an apology as per the Congress' demands.
"I have not made a wrong statement. They (Congress) should rather give a reply as to why they are not executing the orders of the Supreme Court," he added.
The BJP chief on Thursday, Jul 8 had slammed the Congress-led UPA government for not executing the death row convict.
"Is Afzal Guru a son-in-law of the Congress and why is he being given special treatment?" he had questioned.
Responding to this, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said, "The remark smacks of obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness. It is very obvious that the esteemed president of the BJP has lost it completely. The BJP should take pity on him and deposit him into a psychiatric facility. The man needs serious help."