"There has been some narrative in media that the decision (to hang Guru) was motivated by electoral considerations. Nothing is more false. The government decisions on internal security are devoid of political considerations," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters.
As regards the attack on Parliament, which he described as "dastardly", due judicial process had been followed where an investigation process "culminated in prosecution process," and further underwent a 'three-layered' judicial scrutiny starting from the trial court to the Supreme Court which had upheld his conviction, Tewari said.
"Certain persons accused in the case were acquitted while some others were found guilty and convicted. Eventually it was judicious. It furthers the cause of justice and national security," he said.
Guru's case showed UPA's internal security related decisions were not taken out of "fear or favour", he said and appealed for restraint and circumspection on comments regarding the hanging.