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

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However, Mir took to Twitter to defend himself and wrote that the video which was being circulated was two months old and said that the party was totally satisfied with the Crime Branch's investigation.

Ahead of Sunday's meeting, six leaders including Mr Shah, Union ministers Piyush Goel and D V Sadananda Gowda, H N Ananth Kumar, general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, and state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa, held a marathon meeting in Hubballi on Thursday and discussed the second list at length. Questions would be raised and there must be some justification in the people's demand, Mir said, wondering if the probe was aimed at making some political points. "I have pointed out that only through a struggle, we can first revive the party in Bengal and then, all over the country", Krishnaprasad told PTI.

In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP's New Delhi headquarters, Mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large.

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi accusing his party of doing politics on Kathua rape and murder case.

The opposition parties were not in a position to take on the BJP in the elections and that is why they were trying to tarnish the image of the saffron party, Javadekar said. The ministers resigned on Friday.

"Hence, the basic issue is not the correlation of the Left with the Congress party, but the leadership role of it in the vast alliance against the BJP, which is controlled by the fascistic RSS", Krishnaprasad has written in the article.

On January 23, the J-K government had handed over the case to the state police's crime branch, which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destruction of evidence.