"T.N. Assembly resolution not binding on anyone"

August 30, 2011 02:28 pm | Updated November 29, 2021 01:11 pm IST - New Delhi

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid. File photo

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid. File photo

Maintaining that the resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on the execution of the convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was not binding on anyone, Union Law Minister Salman Khursheed said that the level at which it was passed must be taken seriously and considered it would be taken.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending the commutation of the death sentence awarded to Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, the convicts in the case.

“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. Khursheed told journalists outside Parliament House here.

Declining to comment on the Madras High Court interim order the Minister 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.”

Separately the leader of the BJP Arun Jaitley said in response to a question that the law would take its own course.

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