Former BJP minister Choudhary Lal Singh leads a protest rally in support of the demand for CBI probe in rape and murder of the 8-year-old Kathua girl, in Jammu on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Singh, who had resigned from the state cabinet over the Kathua rape and murder case, on Tuesday led a rally in support of CBI probe into the incident and called for the resignation of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her “failure” to address the issue.
Singh and industries minister Chander Parkash Ganga had resigned on April 13 over their participation in an earlier rally in support of the accused in the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district.
The former forest minister said the chief minister had failed to understand the popular sentiment and was yet to seek a CBI probe into the brutal incident. It is her (Mehbooba Mufti’s) biggest failure. If she has wisdom and conscience, she should resign, Singh told reporters here.
“If two ministers can sacrifice their posts in the interest of peace, those who are actually responsible for creating such an atmosphere should listen to their conscience,” he said targeting the PDP leader. Singh also said that he would press for CBI probe into the incident.
Asked about his decision to resign from the state government, Singh blamed the media for “creating a perception”, thus ...