New Delhi: The Shiv Sena has claimed credit for the execution of Parliament terror convict Afzal Guru saying that slain Bal Thackeray promised support for Congress candidate Pranab Mukherjee over condition of Guru’s execution.
According to reports, editor of Sena mouth piece ‘Saamna’ Sanjay Raut said the late Bal Thackeray had given support to the UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee only on one condition that the latter would not delay the hanging of Guru.
“Balasaheb in his meeting with Mukherjee clearly said that Sena will give unconditional support to the Congress candidate (Pranab Mukherjee). But only demand that party wants to make on behalf of nation is to dispose of the mercy petition of Guru at earliest,” said Raut
He added that the pressure exerted by the people of the country has also helped. Raut said that while Congress would have tried to do politics with Afzal’s hanging it however won’t get any political benefit from it.