AMETHI, Feb 19 � Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he wondered how a common man can hope for justice, if the conspirators behind a Prime Minister�s assassination are set free.
Gandhi was reacting to a query on the Tamil Nadu government�s decision to release within three days the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
In his parliamentary constituency Amethi on a one-day visit, an emotional Gandhi told a gathering that even a Prime Minister does not get justice in this country.
�The Prime Minister gave up his life... (but the) Prime Minister does not get justice,� he said.
The Congress leader told residents and party supporters that with regards to the fate of the three convicts, he neither felt angry nor sad.
�By being sad or angry, my father, who was also very close to you all, will not come back,� he said.
He, however, said that he was left thinking that if such a thing can happen to the killers of a former Prime Minister, how can a common man hope for any justice.
Gandhi also said that personally he was against capital punishment, but this issue concerned the country.
�My father will not come back but it is a national matter, not one of my family or my father.
�If someone kills the Prime Minister and he is released, how will the common man get justice? � IANS