Priyanka Gandhi Questioned on her father's assassination: Nalini Sriharan

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'She Cried, Asked About Her Father's Killing', Nalini Sriharan Recounts 2008 Meet with Priyanka Gandhi in Prison 

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked about killing her father Rajiv Gandhi when she met her in prison in 2008, Nalini Sriharan, convict freed in the former Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case said on Sunday. 

Priyanka Gandhi had become emotional and cried when she met Nalini Sriharan in the Vellore Central Prison over a decade ago, she told reporters here answering a question on the meeting. 

"Priyanka Gandhi met me in jail and she asked me about her father's killing. She got emotional for her father. She cried too," said Sriharan, while addressing a press conference.

Now, Priyanka Gandhi Congress party leader; had then sought to know about Rajiv Gandhi's assassination of her father and Nalini said she divulged whatever she knew.

She said that other things that transpired in that meeting cannot be disclosed as pertained to Priyanka's personal views. Nalini was freed on November 12 following a Supreme Court order. 

On November 11, the Supreme court released the remaining six convicts, including Nalini and Ravichandran.

Nalini and Ravichandran had approached the apex court in August seeking early release. This move came after the top court granted bail to another convict AG Perarivalan- on May 18. At the time, the SC had evoked its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to release Perarivalan on grounds of poor health and good conduct.

The ruling mirrored the reasoning cited by the court in Perarivalan's release.

All seven convicts - Perarivalan, Nalini, Murugan alias Sriharan, Santhan, Ravichandran, Robert Payas, and S Jayakumar - were arrested in 1991.

On Saturday, Nalini the longest-serving woman prisoner in the country expressed gratitude to the people of Tamil Nadu for supporting her for 32 years. "I thank, the state and Union government," she said.