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When Afzal Guru's turn comes, he will be hanged, says Rahul Gandhi

"The Parliament attack accused is twenty second on the list (those who are to be hanged for various crimes). There is a huge line and there are others before him. When his turn comes, he will be hanged," Gandhi told an election rally in Mohali.

india Updated: May 09, 2009 21:10 IST

With BJP often attacking the UPA government on alleged delay in executing Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said he will be hanged when his turn comes.

"The Parliament attack accused is twenty second on the list (those who are to be hanged for various crimes). There is a huge line and there are others before him. When his number (turn) comes, he will be hanged," Gandhi told`an election rally in Mohali this evening.

The 38-year-old Nehru-Gandhi scion defended the UPA government's policies on tackling terrorism and lashed out at BJP, which accuses Congress of being inept in handling the scourge, for bowing before the terrorists.

"Whose creation is Afzal Guru? Who sent him (to carry out terror act)? It was Masood Azhar, the top terrorist who was in jail but was released by BJP-led NDA government," he said.