Rahul Gandhi expresses sadness on Rajiv Gandhi's killers walking free

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Rahul unhappy with Jaya's decision
New Delhi, Feb 19: With the decision of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assination walking free, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said he was saddened.

Soon after Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced that seven people convicted in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case would be freed, Rahul expressed his sadness that there was no punishment given for such an act.

Despite wanting punishment for them, he, however, said he was against the death penalty.

"What should the common man expect if a prime minister's assassins are freed," Rahul Gandhi said in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.

All seven had been in prison since 1991, the year a woman Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew up former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at an election rally near Chennai.

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