Mehbooba Mufti to decide on resignation of BJP minister, says Ram Madhav

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As the nationwide outrage against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl got shriller, two BJP ministers in Jammu and Kashmir - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - on Friday submitted their resignations.

Instead, she put up an atrocious defence for Chandra Parkash Ganga and Lal Singh.

Also, if the two BJP ministers from Jammu and Kashmir were merely being misled, then where was the need to sack them from the cabinet?

Yesterday, on April 13, Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who shielded the accused men in the Kathua rape case resigned from their post after coalition partner puts its pressure on saffron party. "What kind of investigation are they doing".

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At a press conference, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, commenting on the Kathua rape, said, "They should not have protested. There was never any confusion on this principled stand of the party".

Meanwhile, the CBI on Saturday made a second arrest in the Unnao rape case as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime, officials said.

The BJP leader was addressing a function organised by BJP state Scheduled Caste Morcha at party headquarters here to celebrate Ambedkar's 127th birthday anniversary. Sources said the J&K government will soon carry out a detailed survey regarding movement such tribes both during the summer and winter season to identify the areas where they camp while moving around. "And if PDP and BJP continue to resolve their issues like this, I see there is no substitute to this alliance", he said.

Earlier on Friday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah urged Mufti to take stringent action against the ministers who are supporting the accused in Kathuarape case.

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Ms Mufti has also written to the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, requesting for setting up of a special fast track court to try the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

The minor girl from the Bakerwal community was kidnapped on January 10 and taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district. Eventually, her corpse was thrown into the forest where it was found a week later.

"We hold girls sacred and those who have raped and killed a child deserve the harshest punishment".

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