Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Congress must sack leader for statement on Kathua probe - BJP


Javadekar also said that state government is taking speedy action into the incident because it wants justice to be done.

Mir's remarks came after the BJP this morning played a video purportedly showing him calling the police probe into the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua as motivated and defending the public protests against it.

Addressing the media here, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said: "Mir had made a statement that the local population thinks that the culprits in the Kathua rape case are still out and the investigation is motivated and they are trying to dilute the case".

Javadekar, citing the BJP's decision to remove Singh and Ganga, wondered if Gandhi would only point fingers at others, but maintain silence on the comments of his party's J-K unit chief.

At his press conference on Sunday, Javadekar also asked Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to apologise to the nation because the head of the Bar Association of Jammu, BS Slathia, was reportedly his polling agent in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leader also questioned why Gandhi did not take out any march after the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape. Why are you silent?

The leader, who is scheduled to attend the party congress in Hyderabad from April 18-22, has said that the need of the hour is to remain united against the BJP-RSS and revive the party's struggle among the Dalits, farmers and workers.

Mounting an attack on the Christian missionaries, Singh said, "The Christian missionaries are unable to accept the surge of the BJP under the leadership of BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi".

The opposition parties were not in a position to take on the BJP in the elections and that is why they were trying to tarnish the image of the saffron party, Javadekar said. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text.

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