Protests across Tamil Nadu to hang Rajiv killers

Rajiv Gandhi
Chennai, Sep 6: At least 200 members of Tamil Nadu Youth Congress are demanding that the killers of Rajiv Gandhi be hanged.

“Around 1,000 youth-wing members of the Congress are expected to participate in the protest," said M Yuvaraja, Tamil Nadu Youth Congress President.

"We are yet to get permission from the state police. But whether we get permission or not, we will protest," he said.

“Fourteen people were killed along with Rajiv Gandhi. Are the lives of patriots less important than that of three terrorists?," he said further.

“What she did is wrong and we did not expect that from her. All these years she has been saying that her life is under LTTE threat," he said blaming Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa for moving the resolution.

“Just because a court held Jayalalithaa guilty in a case, AIADMK cadres burnt alive three innocent girl students near Dharmapuri some years ago," he said over the fact how politicians would react if their party leaders were killed.

Yuvaraja also said that the family of congress members who were killed in the blast would also be present at the fast.

“It seems that the three terrorists have become heroes now, whereas former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and 14 other Indians have become villains," said Yuvaraja.

The convicts were to be hanged on Sep 9 but was later pushed for eight weeks and a resolution was passed asking President Prathibha Patil to review the mercy petition.

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...