Kathua Rape Case: BJP accepts resignations of its 2 Ministers

Kathua Rape Case: BJP accepts resignations of its 2 Ministers

He said that if his resignation can save party's image, then he is "willing to make the sacrifice".

"We were sent (to Kathua) by the party".

We must have "Samvedna", he stressed, adding, "the last person standing in line" is in sight of our government following the thoughts of Dr Ambedkar and Deendayal Upadhayay as "Antodaya".

"When we heard the people, they told us since investigation changed hands thrice they don't trust and they demanded CBI probe".

Meanwhile, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti is in Srinagar where she is meeting party legislators and senior ministers to discuss the future course of action on the Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old minor girl.

The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, has become a national issue. A week later, her body was found in the same area. What kind of investigation are they doing?. "It will disturb the situation".

He said a perception was created by the opposition, particularly Congress, that the two BJP leaders were "pro-rapists" and were trying to hamper the investigation.

A day after it forced two of its representatives in J&K coalition to quit over the Kathua rape and murder case, the BJP leadership asked the state government to withdraw its directive not to stop tribals from settling in Jammu region.

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He claimed the two had gone to Kathua to pacify a crowd, although video clips show them instigating the mob.

"They took the resignation of two ministers because as per media, their role was not positive, " said PDP leader and Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar. Their intention was not to hamper the investigation. We will not allow this jungle raj, under which they (police) are picking up people at will, to continue.

Lal Singh said their primary responsibility was to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state. I have never done politics for power. "Everybody is equal for me", he added.

The BJP General Secretary said the development would had no bearing on the alliance of two ruling parties in the state.

Madhav said he did not see any threat to the BJP's coalition with the PDP.

Ram Madhav gave this information at a press conference in the state's winter capital Jammu after chairing a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party.

Ram Madhav Singh further said that the Jammu and Kashmir government will ensure justice for the 8-year-old rape victim and said that culprits should be punished. The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house on January 10.