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PMK urges Chief minister to request Rajbhavan not Rashtrapathi Bhavan for release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts

- June 11, 2021

Chennai, June 11(BPNS)

Pattali Makkal Katchi founder president Dr. S. Ramdoss has urged the Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin to write a letter to the Governor immediately for the release of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts.  He said that the state government must petition the Governor to immediately take action on the request made by the earlier Palaniswami government.

In a letter written to the Chief Minister on Friday, June 11, he said that the state government must request the Rajbhavan and not the Rashtrapathi Bhavan for the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The PMK leader also said that June 11 marks the 30th year of the arrest of the seven convicts and alleged that Rajbhavan is playing a game of hide and seek on the release of the convicts.

In reference to the Chief Minister MK Stalin’s letter to the President of India in the month of May requesting his intervention in the release of the seven convicts, Dr S Ramdoss said that requesting to the President would lead to further delay in the release. He also said that courts have already clearly said that Governor has the authority to decide on this and intervening President would lead to compromising interests of the state to the centre.

The seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case are Nalini Sriharan, Murugan, AG Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, and P Ravichandran who are in Tamil Nadu prisons.