Hanging Afzal Doesn’t Serve UPA’s Interest, says Modi

Lambasting at the UPA for alleged delay in execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Gujarat CM and senior BJP leader Narendra Modi has said that “hanging Guru does not suit government’s interest because it is indulging in “vote bank politics”.

“The Congress-led UPA is indulging in votebank politics and hanging Guru does not suit its interests,” Modi said,

Only a day before AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi had defended his party’s stand that Afzal would be hanged when his turn comes.

“Out of 29 persons who are on death row, cases of 26 have been processed and only three cases including that of Afzal Guru are pending, Modi told an NDA “Maha Rally” at PUDA ground here, which witnessed a major show of strength with party stalwarts and alliance leaders attending it.

While addressing a rally at Mohali in Punjab on Saturday evening, Rahul had said that Afzal Guru was twenty second on the list of those to be hanged.

“There is a huge line and there are others before him. When his number (turn) comes, he will be hanged.”

Modi launched a blistering attack, saying, “During Congress regime there is a huge line for everything, be it for getting ration cards, gas connections… Congress General Secretary (Rahul) says Afzal is in queue. Never before have we heard that even for hanging a person, there is a queue. This is unfortunate for the country.”

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