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Rahul anguished

By The Assam Tribune

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

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