Ball in BJP’s court

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Since the day two Ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party participated in the rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch, the saffron party has been trying to justify their presence in the rally, which was held to press for the demand to handover the rape and murder case of an eight year old nomad girl to CBI.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh defended the BJP ministers’ visit to Rasana in Hira Nagar area of Kathua district saying that the ministers had gone there to diffuse tension and not to support and favor somebody.
They had gone there not to support anybody but to meet people, diffuse tension and assure them that a fair probe will be conducted into the incident without unnecessarily harassing anybody, Dr Singh said.
On the other hand BJP General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul said that BJP is not demanding CBI probe it’s the people who are demanding it. The issue of rape and murder of a Kathua minor girl has brought both the coalition partners at loggerheads with each other. Recently the senior minister of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Altaf Bukhari threatened to quit the alliance if the government fails to provide justice to the family of the victim.
The Hindu Ekta Manch which is spearheading the movement to handover the case to Central Bureau of Investigation has been mobilizing the people for the same and it’s not leaving any stone unturned to communalize the situation. If BJP fails to defuse the tension in Kathua region situation can take an ugly turn.
The BJP leaders should make an effort to convince the people that law would take its own course and investigations would be fair. And confrontational approach won’t serve any purpose.

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