Kathua case: BJP demands action against Jammu and Kashmir Cong chief

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Referring to the statements of Congress Jammu & Kashmir unit chief, Javadekar questioned that if Rahul Gandhi can take out a candle march over the incident why can't he take action against his state unit chief. Rahul Gandhi will also lay the foundations of some development projects during his visit. "Congress officially supported the pro-rapist bandh".

At his press conference on Sunday, Javadekar also asked Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to apologise to the nation because the head of the Bar Association of Jammu, BS Slathia, was reportedly his polling agent in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

In the Hindu Ekta Manch agitation, there are many local Congress leaders in the executive body of the Manch, reports from Jammu said.

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While observing the 127 birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian Constitution, local Dalit residents prevented BJP MLAs and the party's president from the Etah district from laying flowers at BR Ambedkar's statue on Saturday. Similarly, Romi Sharma is also a Youth Congress president and vocal supporter of the manch. He evaded questions on why Rahul Gandhi and the Congress remained silent for about three months on the rape and murder case.

Claiming that they were Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, Tiwari alleged that they wanted to instigate riots and blame the BJP for the same. PDP responded by questioning Omar on whether he has been able to give justice to Shopian rape and murder victims after handing over the case to the CBI. "It was prior to the arrest of the mastermind and main accused, and others (in the Kathua case)", he said.

Citing the BJP's decision to remove two of its Jammu and Kashmir ministers, who had joined the public protests against the probe, Union minister Prakash Javadekar wondered if Congress president Rahul Gandhi would only point fingers at others but maintain silence on the comments of his party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief. When the police was presenting before the court, he did not let them.