BJP leaders also alleged on the condition of anonymity that the government had timed the execution to score points a day before the winter session of Parliament in which the opposition wants to corner it on retail FDI and graft.
BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "Kasab's hanging will act as a balm on the wounds of the people of Mumbai. But their wounds are still fresh. They will get relief only when Kasab's handlers are brought to justice."
While addressing a protest against FDI in retail and corruption here, BJP president Nitin Gadkari asked why Afzal Guru had not been hanged: "I want to ask the UPA government why Afzal Guru has not been hanged even ten years after the incident," he said.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi also tweeted: "What about Afzal Guru, who attacked Parliament, our temple of democracy, in 2001?"
BJP spokesperson Ramnath Kovind told HT: "Earlier, the government justified the delay in hanging Afzal Guru, citing a queue of death row convicts. But it hasn't followed a queue now, proving that it was just trying to misguide the people to serve its vote bank politics."