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BJP backing Yakub Memon in view of Bihar polls: Ponguleti

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Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of indirectly supporting the demand for commotion of death sentence of Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon.

Speaking to media persons in Assembly premises here, Ponguleti pointed out senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha has supported actor Salman Khan’s views that Yakub Memon should not be hanged. He said BJP has been doing this to get Muslim votes in the forthcoming Bihar elections. He also reminded that the then Union Minister of BJP Government took a terrorist in his plane to seek release of Air India hostages in Kabul.

Ponguleti accused the BJP of supporting the terrorist activities in the country. He also condemned the Gurdaspur terror attack. (INN)