Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha congratulated President Pranab Mukherjee for
rejecting the mercy petition of terrorist Afzal Guru, who was hanged today.
Addressing a press conference here Sinha said, the President deserved praise for
rejecting the mercy petition.
"The President’s action is a clear signal that terrorists have no place in the
Responding to a question on whether the President acted under opposition
pressure, Sinha said, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of death penalty of
the terrorist in 2006 and he did not find any reason why the hanging was kept
pending for such a long period.