New Delhi, August 30: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking amnesty for Rajiv Gandhi's killers was not binding on anybody.
“The state government resolution is not binding on anyone. The state government passes a resolution... I am sure that at the level at which it must be taken seriously and considered it will be taken,” Mr. Khurshid told reporters outside Parliament House here in reply to a question.
The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a resolution demanding that the three killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi should not be hanged. The execution was to take place on September 9.
Mr. Khurshid evaded questions on the High Court decision staying the execution but maintained that it was only an interim order.
“I cannot interfere with any high court decision. I am only here cognizant of what the decision of the President was. That is all I know,” he said.
“High courts and the Supreme Court can take their own view. I cannot comment on any view they have taken particularly till the view becomes final. It is an interim order which they have passed and I am sure the government will respond to it,” Mr. Khurshid added.
Reacting to the developments, Janata Party president Subranium Swamy appealed to the Prime Minister to move the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court order.
“I do not agree with the Madras High court judgement,” Mr. Swamy told reporters outside Parliament.
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