Srinagar: Two BJP ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chader Prakash Ganga have submitted their resignations to the party, sources said.
The resignation comes in the backdrop of outrage over their participation in a rally organised by Hindu Ekta Manch to support accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.
Earlier, the BJP had said that both the ministers were ‘misled and misguided by a few people.’
“The two BJP ministers were misled by a few people,” Bharatiya Janata Party MP and spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told media in New Delhi.
Earlier, when asked what action the party would take against its ministers Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, Lekhi said: “What kind of action should we take if someone comes and says that they were misled?
“Is it a crime to get misled?” she asked, adding that the people get misled and this can happen with anyone.
The main opposition party National Conference had said that they will consider a civil disobedience movement against the government if they fail to take action against the ‘erring ministers’.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah also told CM Mehbooba Mufti to sack the two ministers the way she sacked former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu.
Ganga, the Industries Minister, earlier had said that he was satisfied with the investigation of the Crime Branch and the culprits involved in the rape and murder case of the minor girl should be hanged.