As anger was brewing on Kathua gangrape and murder case, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday submitted their resignations to the party's state chief Sat Sharma.
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?"
He said the Core Group discussed in detail the alleged insensitive handling of the horrific Kathua rape and murder case by the state government and also expressed disappointment at the failure of the Chief Minister to act against two Cabinet Ministers who openly rallied support to divisive groups out to subvert the investigation and shield the accused.
The party did not share their views and they should have maintained that the law was taking its course, she told a press conference here. PDP had demanded the resignation of the two ministers.
In Unnao, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar are accused of raping a 16-year-old teenager at their residence on June 4, 2017.
In the Unnao case, Lekhi said action is being taken against the BJP MLA who was accused in the case.
A minor girl, belonging to the nomadic Bakherwal Muslim community, was abducted from near her home in the forests next to Rassana village Hiranagar tehsil in Kathua district on January 10. A week later, her body was found in the same area.
A minor girl was raped and then the accused had poured kerosene on her and burnt her to death, the BJP leader said and named an accused - Zakir Hussain - who was arrested.
The state government entrusted the enquiry to crime branch who arrested eight people including a police sub inspector, police head constable, two special police officers, a former revenue official, his son, a juvenile and his friend in the matter.