Chennai: Expressing displeasure over M.Okay. Stalin urging President Ram Nath Kovind to remit the life sentences of the seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts and direct their fast launch, Tamil Nadu Congress stated that it doesn’t agree with Chief Minister on this subject and condemned what he dubbed “political pressure”.
“We do not agree to it,” the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief KS Alagiri informed the media right here.
Alagiri, nevertheless, stated social gathering will settle for if the accused are launched by the court docket however added that no “political pressure” needs to be exerted for his or her launch.
The Congress chief, who paid floral tributes to a portrait of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his loss of life anniversary on the social gathering headquarters right here, stated the convicts shouldn’t be differentiated on any foundation be it faith, caste, language or race.
“Political pressure on such issues would in future lead to several undesirable happenings in society and there would be no law and order,” he added.
Alagiri additional stated if the premise for searching for the convicts’ launch was that they had been Tamils and if the identical was utilized to all of the Tamils who’ve spent over 20-25 years in jails then it could possibly be a humanitarian floor for searching for early launch.
Pointing out that over 100 Tamil prisoners had been languishing in prisons in Tamil Nadu for over 25 years, the Congress chief stated it doesn’t seem like simply when this argument was used just for securing the discharge of seven prisoners within the former prime minister’s assassination case.
“The Congress party does not welcome it and does not desire it,” he stated.
Responding to a poser about Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stating months in the past that he had forgiven these chargeable for his father’s killing, Alagiri stated that pardoning was one factor and launch of convicts was one other factor.
“The court will not accept if an aggrieved person forgives one found guilty,” he stated.
Alagiri’s remarks got here as Stalin wrote to President Kovind on Thursday requesting to simply accept the state authorities’s suggestion in September 2018 and cross the order to launch the life sentences of all of the seven convicts within the assassination case.
Stalin stated the convicts – S. Nalini, Murugan, Santhan, A.G. Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, and P. Ravichandran – be launched as they’ve been present process the agony of imprisonment for about three a long time.
The former prime minister was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur close to Chennai by a lady suicide bomber Dhanu at an election rally of the Congress Party.