Mumbai, Nov 23: "You reap what you sow." This was how Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab responded today when BJP leader Eknath Khadse asked the death row convict in the Mumbai terror attack how he was feeling at the Arthur Road Jail here.
Khadse, the Leader of Opposition in state Assembly, posed the question to 22-year-old Kasab while accompanying Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on a visit to the high security prison.
"The Leader of Opposition asked him (Kasab) how was he feeling. He replied that 'jaisa boya, waisa kata (you reap what you sow)," Patil told reporters later.
"More than this, I also did not want to speak (to Kasab)," Patil said.
The Bombay High Court is currently hearing confirmation of death sentence to Kasab, who has also filed an appeal against the capital punishment.
Kasab is the lone surviving gunman after 10 terrorists from Pakistan sneaked into Mumbai on November 26, 2008 and killed 166 people during a 60-hour siege of the country's financial capital.
Patil said he found the jail overcrowded. "It has a capacity of 781 inmates but in reality, around 2,000 prisoners are lodged here," he said.
The staff strength at the jail is also less than one-third of the sanctioned strength, the minister said.
"We will shift some of them to the new Taloja jail which has come up in adjoining Raigad district," he said. PTI