‘Drabu’s sacking internal matter of PDP’
BJP’s point man on Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav has rejected demand for CBI probe into the brutal rape, murder and killing of 8-year-old girl Asifa Bano of Kathua.
The issue was raised during a closed door meeting of party leaders chaired by Madhav at the party office, here.
Madhav arrived in Jammu here today to hold interactions with the State party leaders.
“You are running the government. It shows you don’t trust your own government,” a senior BJP leader quoted Madhav as saying during the meeting.
Some of the BJP legislators and ministers had been supporting the Hindu Ekta Manch’s demand of CBI probe into the brutal rape and murder of minor girl.
The HEM has been agitating over the arrest of accused and demands their release and CBI probe into the incident.
Senior BJP leader quoted Madhav as saying that CBI probe is last weapon to be used if Crime Branch fails to solve the case. “Such a heinous crime should not be seen with any disparity. Crime is crime.”
Madhav has come to Jammu to review the situation in Nowshera, where people have been protesting against the government. They have been demanding granting of district status to Nowshera.
A BJP leader said the party leaders apprised Madhav about resentment against the party in Nowshera. “Kotranka (in Rajouri) was given ADC post without consulting BJP even as we are in alliance with PDP. This step has angered people in Nowshera-Sunderbani-Kotranka”.
The BJP leaders expressed concern over attitude of some of PDP ministers due to which party’s image has been hit in Jammu region.
Referring to developmental issues, the BJP leader said, “Madhav has come to Jammu to review various issues including organisational, Asifa’s case and governance”.
Talking to media after the meeting with state leaders, Drabu said sacking of Drabu from the council of ministers is internal issue of PDP.
“There is no rift in the government,” he said.
“We will take up issues of granting Nowshera district status and handing over Asifa’s case to CBI with PDP,” he said.