Immediately after the meeting, Madhav told reporters that the resignations of the two ministers - Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - would be handed over to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for further action.
"I will advise you to manage Sanjay Dubey (BJP District President) and Rajiv Singh Parichha (Babina MLA) to get some relief".
Meanwhile, the right-wing Hindu Ekta Manch (HEM) has been protesting that the crime branch entrusted the investigation to a Kashmiri Muslim officer even as another Muslim officer in the Special Investigation Team had been charged with rape and murder. The two ministers were present at the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also waved.
The BJP General Secretary said the development would have no bearing on the alliance as both the parties were working in coordination. However, the sources said that the two ministers were forced to quit following Mufti who is also president of the PDP raised the issue with ally BJP at the highest level. They have since resigned and the PDP-BJP alliance now hangs in balance. "They are targetting people on the basis of caste and religion, not crime", Mr. Saajan said. On Saturday, the party made a decision to forward them to the CM to diffuse crisis in the ruling BJP-PDP coalition.
The minor girl had alleged that she was raped by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP legislator from Unnao, and his brother past year, but the police refused to take any action against them.
She told a Press conference that if the Modi government were so committed towards Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, it would not have finished the SC-ST sub-plan introduced in the Budget during Indira Gandhi era. A week later, her body was found in woods near her village. "Beyond that I don't think there will be any impact of this incident or these developments on the coalition". Certainly, there was a lack of discretion.
He alleged that pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party.
"I came last month and we had a meeting, " Madhav said. "In Jammu, the Congress leaders are casting aspersion over the probe and their senior leaders were creating law and order situation through Bar Council", he alleged. "The police officer is naming BJP leaders and asking a criminal to manage them".