Thursday, July 15, 2010
No question of apology for remarks on Afzal Guru: Gadkari
Jhinjholi, Haryana, Jul 9 (UNI) Refusing to apologise for his comment on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari today said the people who kept his files closed for more than 4 years should instead apologise to the families of the martyrs who lost their lives in the attack on December 13, 2001.
''Why should I apologise for the remarks? There is no question of my apology,'' Mr Gadkari said while reacting to the demand of the Congress that he should apologise for calling Afzal Guru, who has not been hanged even after six years of being awarded death sentence by the court, as the ''damaad'' (son-in-law) of the
''I thank the media that it highlighted my statement. Because of you truth on the issue has come in front of the public, '' he told mediapersons here at the launch of the BJP's training programme to energise the youth for the struggle against ''wrong
policies of the Congress''.
During a public meeting at Dehradun yesterday, Mr Gadkari had asked the Congress why it was seeking to protect the convict in the Parliament attack like a ''son-in-law''.