Talking about the resignation of the two BJP ministers - Lal Singh and C P Ganga - he said people would have welcomed them had they resigned immediately after their assurance of CBI probe was rejected by the chief minister. As for Kathua, an eight-year-old girl was kidnapped, sedated, raped and murdered.
The CBI has taken over the investigation in the three cases related to the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl by Sengar. Victim's mother has also alleged in the FIR filed in this case that Shashi singh was present at the spot when the incident happened. The chief minister said that she was in constant touch with BJP president Amit Shah and Madhav as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Mehbooba Mufti has written to Chief Justice of J&K High Court requesting for a fast track special court for the Kathua murder and rape case and has requested that the trial should be completed within 90 days.
Earlier, on Saturday, party national general secretary Ram Madhav asked senior party leaders to look into the matter after both the former ministers' submitted that they had gone there to secure interests of the party and the government by pacifying Hindus, who were migrating from their native places after the Crime Branch arrested some Hindus during inquiry into the rape-and-murder case. I see that as a confidence-building measure.
Meanwhile, the resignation of Singh and Ganga led to lobbying within the BJP for induction into the state cabinet. Or will she take on the system and emerge a victor like Jayalalithaa, who though dejected by the leaders, went on to become the successor of MGR in Tamil Nadu? A group of lawyers also tried to stop the police from filing a charge sheet against the accused. "They are contending that the workers were not happy with them", sources said.
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The BJP on Sunday demanded that the main opposition Congress party sack its state leader in Jammu and Kashmir after he suggested the police investigation was politically motivated.
The audio clip has surfaced at a time the U.P. Police have eliminated more than 45 suspected criminals in alleged encounters since the Yogi Adityanath government took over. Madhav accused the Congress party of playing double standards. Madhav flew-in to Srinagar from New Delhi this morning, where he was briefed on security situation in Kashmir by two senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir police and Army.
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