The resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga were received from BJP state chief Sat Sharma this morning which were immediately accepted and forwarded to Governor N N Vohra for completing the procedural formalities, they said.
After public outcry, the two had submitted their resignations to state unit chief Sat Sharma and in Friday's meeting of BJP legislature party, chaired by national General Secretary Ram Madhav, it was chose to forward these to the Chief Minister.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked two of its ministers to resign because of the bad press they received, not for anything they did against the party line.
The JKNPP leader alleged that the BJP ministers preferred to play a second fiddle to Mehbooba thus facilitating the promotion of her "pro-separatist agenda" in the state.
Suneet Kumar Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Mauranipur police station, is allegedly heard telling Lekhraj Yadav - an accused in dozens of murder, kidnapping and extortion cases - that his name tops the state police encounter list.
Condemning the brutal incident, Mr Javadekar said two of its ministers in the J&K government have resigned following the controversy. "But when our policemen investigate cases where the identity of the perpetrators does not suit them, and they want to protect the accused, our police become unreliable", he said in an interview to Kashmir Life portal and weekly. Madhav was present in the meeting in which all BJP lawmakers and other party functionaries were present to take a final call on the future course of the party with its alliance partner PDP. "It was sheer indiscretion on their part", Ram Madhav said, adding there was no pressure from the PDP to sack the two BJP ministers.
Reports inform KNS that the Chief Minister has on Sunday dispatched the resignation letters of Forest Minister Lal Singh and Industries Minister CP Ganga to Raj Bhavan for information. Both the ministers had maintained yesterday that they had been sent by the party to Kathua to understand the ground situation. A group of lawyers also tried to stop the police from filing a charge sheet against the accused. The chief minister said that she was in constant touch with BJP president Amit Shah and Madhav as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh. A week later, her body was found in woods near her village. 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?
Raghu, who has made a decision to contest as an independent, had unsuccessfully contested the assembly elections from Krishnaraja constituency in 2013 on BSR Congress Party's ticket. Elaborating, he said, "CBI botched up the sleaze racket in 2006 and all the accused went home and all those who were arrested were acquitted by the court".