Mehbooba accepts resignation of BJP ministers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently, their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused. "Therefore, keeping in mind the perception and general situation, the two BJP leaders, after holding consultations with the prime minister and other senior leaders of the party, made a decision to submit their resignations", Madhav told reporters. Sources said that Madhav had on Saturday said that these two vacancies will be filled by new faces from within the party. Mehbooba Mufti as state Home Minister has also dismissed all the cops of Hira Nagar Police Station who have been found accused in the case. He however did not personally feel the need for a CBI probe.

Both Ganga and Singh had participated in a rally on March 1 after the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police had arrested the nephew of a caretaker of a "Devisthan" (temple) in connection with the kidnapping and rape of the little girl.

However, some BJP leaders are lobbying hard that Singh and Ganga should not be taken back.

"All they want is a fair probe and the real criminals to be caught".

Despite criticism, Adityanath has said they won't stop.

Those in contention for cabinet berths include Speaker Kavinder Gupta, RS Pura MLA Dr Gagan Bhagat and Kathua MLA Rajeev Jasrotia.

The ministers had tendered their resignation to party's state president Sat Sharma on Friday and it was forwarded by him to the Chief Minister on Saturday.

The present turmoil and tension in the Jammu region could further escalate in case the Jammu-based ministers continued to remain glued to power, said Harsh Dev Singh, the party chairman.

In another video, Mir said politics is being played in the arrests too.

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.

Amid rumours that the PDP may seriously discuss the withdrawal of the party from the coalition, Chief Minister and party president Mehbooba Mufti held a meeting with all PDP lawmakers and party leaders in Srinagar.

Condemning the brutal incident, Mr Javadekar said two of its ministers in the J&K government have resigned following the controversy. The BJP is seeking to calm tempers.

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