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Gadkari demands apology from PM, Gandhi over Afzal Guru issue

india Updated: Jun 07, 2010 23:12 IST

BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Monday demanded an apology from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the delay in hanging convict Afzal Guru, who is on a death row in connection with the Parliament attack case.

Addressing a party meeting, he said Singh and Gandhi should tender their apologies within eight days, else the BJP would launch a nation-wide agitation to seek justice and to expose the elements behind the pendency of the file pertaining to Afzal Guru.

"Sonia and Manmohan owe an explanation to the families of the security personnel who have sacrificed their lives while fighting with terrorists.

"It is unfortunate that the judgment of the apex court has not been implemented by the Centre even after four years of its pronouncement," the BJP president said.

The file of Afzal Guru was kept pending for four years by the Congress government, he alleged.

Lambasting the Congress' attitude, he said the party had no guts to fight against terrorism and it was kneeling down before terrorists.