On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said "such incidents" could not be part of any civilised society, also referring to the rape of a 16-year-old allegedly by a BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. They also attended the rallies in Kathua which were taken out in favour of the accused (all of whom are Hindus), including some police officials. She has also chose to make a new law which will make death penalty mandatory for raping of any minor in J&K.
"They took the resignation of two ministers because as per media, their role was not positive, " said PDP leader and Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar. "This is all your figment of imagination", Madhav said in his reply to a query from a reporter that the PDP had threatened to walk out of the alliance if the two ministers did not resign.
Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.
Madhav had said, "There is no question of any pressure".
Scenes last week of lawyers trying to stop police from entering court to file charges against the accused sparked nationwide revulsion. Singh said, "I gave resignation on moral values".
Talking about the resignation of the two BJP ministers - Lal Singh and C P Ganga - he said people would have welcomed them had they resigned immediately after their assurance of CBI probe was rejected by the chief minister. Ram Madhav had 45-minute meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti before taking meetings of BJP Legislature Party comprising ministers, MLAs, MLCs and senior office bearers followed by exclusive meeting with 11 party ministers at the BJP headquarters at Trikuta Nagar. "And if PDP and BJP continue to resolve their issues like this, I see there is no substitute to this alliance".
The girl's body was found in the forests on January 17.
Earlier on Tuesday, the brother of Sengar was arrested by the police.
The BJP on Sunday demanded that the main opposition Congress party sack its state leader in Jammu and Kashmir after he suggested the police investigation was politically motivated. She said a sense of justice had been reinforced in the state and urged "New Delhi to wake up to the Kashmir cauldron". The court also asked the CBI to present a status report in the case on May 2.