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Kathua rape: Two BJP cabinet ministers quit

IANS  |  Jammu 

Two BJP ministers who had attended a rally in support of the accused in rape and murder case on Friday resigned from the cabinet led by

Sources in the know of the development said that after the demanded their resignation, Ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga submitted their resignation to

The ministers had last month attended a rally in Hiranagar area of district organised by Hindu Ekta Munch in favour of the seven people accused in the rape and subsequent murder of an eight-year-old girl.

Although the two ministers said their statements were twisted and quoted out of context, there has been an overwhelming public outcry against them.

While Ganga held the Industries portfolio, Lal Singh held the Forest department.

has called a meeting of PDP legislators and senior leaders in on Saturday to chalk out the future course of action vis-a-vis to the rape and murder case and the prevailing law and order situation in the



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:42 IST