The Palaniswami-led state cabinet in September 2019 had adopted a resolution recommending release of the seven to Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is yet to decide on the matter.
Will urge Governor to release Rajiv assasination case convicts: Tamil Nadu deputy CM O Panneerselvam
State Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said the government was confident Purohit would take a good decision at the appropriate time.
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.
A division bench of Justices R Subbiah and Krishnan Ramasamy, before which it came up today, adjourned the same to April 30 for further hearing.
On the Rafale deal, Rahul said that while there was no question about its capability, the issue was about corruption and the need was for a probe into it.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Human chain organised in TN seeking early release of convicts in jail for 28 years
After an SC order, TN state cabinet passed a resolution recommending Governor to release them. However, the Governer has not made any decision.
The PMK has urged the Governor to take steps to release the seven Tamil convicts, who have been languishing in jail for the last 28 years in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The DMK leader said the Tamil Nadu cabinet had taken the decision as per the Supreme Court order and the Governor should have accepted the same.
The Madras HC has been moved for a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to save the lives of two Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts.
The petition filed in 2014 against the TN government’s decision to remit the life sentences of the seven convicts is still pending before SC.
It further claimed that the pre-planned murder of Rajiv Gandhi is the result of a conspiracy motivated by the purpose of dismantling the strong relationship between the Indian government and the LTTE'
Dr S Ramadoss, PMK founder, has said that the Governor should take steps to release the seven convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case immediately.
Petitioner P Rajeswari, mother of Ravi alias Ravichandran, submitted that her son was arrested on January 1,1992 in connection with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
Arputhammal, the mother of Perarivalan alias Arivu, said she met Governor Purohit at the Raj Bhavan here and presented a petition and exuded confidence he will accept her demand.
A 25-year-old man climbed up a mobile phone tower and threatened to jump off, demanding the release of seven convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.