Gave resignation on moral grounds: BJP JandK minister

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She has forwarded them to J&K Governor Narinder Nath Vohra. These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused.

The crisis in the PDP-BJP coalition government over participation by two BJP ministers in a rally over the Kathua case subsided after the resignations of the two minister was accepted on Saturday.

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is accused of raping 17-year-old girl and conspiring to kill her father in the police custody. I do not believe in Hindu-Muslim politics.

He even went to Chamundi Hills, took the blessings of the goddess and was projected as BJP's candidate to contest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's son, Dr Yathindra. "I felt that if my sacrifice is required to protect party's image I would be glad to do it", he added.

The teen had accused the MLA of raping her in June previous year.

Modi on Friday promised justice for the victims as anger mounted, while India's women's minister called for the death penalty for child rapists.

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav flew to Jammu this morning and held consultations with senior party leaders as well as MLAs and MLCs to discuss the situation in the state.

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.

"I came last month and we had a meeting, " Madhav said. "Today people are asking them questions, who are they (the BJP) to ask questions", he asked.

His lawyer, Satyendra Singh did not oppose the CBI's application, saying, "We are willing to cooperate with the CBI in the investigation". On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the Crime Branch which formed a special investigation team and arrested eight people, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable.

While commenting on the assertions of Tasaduq Mufti, he said, "What is stopping PDP from apologising to the people for entering into an incompatible alliance with RSS led BJP". She wrote, "I want to assure the entire nation that I stand committed not just to ensure justice for Ashifa but also seek exemplary punishment for those responsible for a crime whose brutal savagery has shamed humanity". "Madhav took views of the BJP leaders of State unit on a series of issues especially Rassana incident, Rohingyas issue and Tribal Policy", sources said.

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