No relief for Rajiv Gandhi killers as Centre rejects TN govt's proposal

| Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:43
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New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday rejected the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to release Rajiv Gandhi's killers. The Centre has rejected the remittance of all the seven convicts involved in the murder of Rajiv Gandhi.
It's the second time in two years that the proposal has been rejected by the Centre. It could well prove to be a great setback for Jayalalithaa ahead of polls.
"The release of the prisoners is a matter sub judice in Supreme Court thus no authority will be given to release the prisoners," the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said to the TN government.
Subramanian Swamy, member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said, "There is no scope whatsoever for even considering their release as they have already got their capital punishment set down to life imprisonment and they can only get one release for the lifetime. You can't change it time and again from life imprisonment to death sentence being free for whole life."
"It is anti-national. By saying this Jayalalithaa has shown selfishness on her part. She is playing with national interest. It is a personal blow to her ahead of poll," he further added.

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