Mehbooba Mufti forwards BJP ministers' resignation to Governor

Erika Holt
April 16, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday forwarded the resignations of two BJP ministers - who had participated in a rally supporting people arrested for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua - to the State Governor N N Vohra for acceptance.

"It (case) was given to local police".

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. "Sometimes lack of discretion does not tantamount of any guilt...that has led to certain misconceptions about them (two ministers) also, so they decided they will quit as ministers", Madhav responded when he was asked about a pointed question that the two ministers had termed the action of the crime branch as "jungle raj" and warned police from arresting anyone.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said today. The ministers, however, clarified on Saturday that they were sent for the protest march by party state president Sat Sharma. "People can see what kind of politics you (Gandhi) are doing. You should immediately sack him (Mir)", Javadekar said. "What is the last incident when rape accused chose the court and not the victim, by the way", he asked.

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Chandrapal Yadav stressed on Yogi Adityanath's statement in Vidhan Sabha a year ago, when he asked police to kill all criminals. 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. He said the J&K Police was "one of the finest and the most professional police forces in the country". "CBI, in contrast, is an investigating body that looks like a caged parrot".

Here's where a twist was brought in by Shobha Karandlaje, a close aide of Yeddyurappa who is said to be stern that family politics should not rein and is against Vijayendra getting the ticket from BJP.

The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan. He added that "botched up investigations" into the Shopian case were the main reason behind the 2010 uprising in the Valley.

In a statement, the agency said it had lodged three separate FIRs in connection with the Unnao rape, and the death of the rape survivor's 55-year-old father, allegedly after he was assaulted by the MLA's brother.

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