Samar Kerni, Jammu
The Hush Post: All BJP ministers in the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu& Kashmir resigned at about 8:10 pm tonight. However, the catch is that much of it seems like an eyewash as the resignation has been submitted to the state BJP president Sat Sharma and not the Governor.
Those who have resigned include Bali Bhagat, Sunil Sharma, Ajay Nanda and Priya Sethi. The BJP Central leadership has confirmed the tendering of the resignations. Two Bharatiya Janata Party ministers in Jammu and Kashmir government, Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, had already resigned on Friday from their posts following criticism over the rape of a minor girl in Kathua. The two legislators had attended a rally that supported the men accused of the crime earlier this year.
The earlier resignations had come soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condemned the incident in Kathua and the rape of a teenager at Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
Sources say, that Mehbooba Mufti had reduced the state BJP and the BJP members in the cabinet as ere puppets. She wouldn’t listen to them and they had no alternative but to resign.
However, many say it is a Kathua rape fall out.
In the Kathua case, eight people including a juvenile have been chargesheeted for abducting an eight-year-old child, holding her captive in a temple, drugging and raping her repeatedly before murdering her. Her body was found in the forests near Rasana in Jammu and Kashmir on January 17.