New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday dismissed the BJP's demand of sacking its Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir for allegedly terming the Kathua rape and murder case as motivated, saying it was because of his demand that the inquiry into the matter had seen some progress initially.
The Congress also termed as "misleading" the BJP's talk of its two state ministers resigning from their posts for taking part in a protest march supporting those accused of raping and killing the eight-year-old girl.
The opposition party claimed that it was because of the pressure exerted by the people and the protest march led by party chief Rahul Gandhi that saw the ruling BJP take the action against its ministers.
Congress leader Pawan Khera said the party did not defend its Karnataka leader Dinesh Gundurao's remark that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath be shown slippers over Kathua and Unnao rape cases if the he entered the state.
Khera said Gundurao was a father of two and like everybody else he was deeply disturbed by what is happening to daughters in the country .
The BJP on Sunday released a video purportedly showing Mir calling the police probe in the Kathua case as motivated and defending the public protests against it. The saffron party demanded that Gandhi sack him.
Mir sahab has clearly said that the video they are talking about is one or one-and-half months old Because of Mir sahab's demand that there was some progress, action in the case, Khera told reporters here.
So, the talk of sacking (by the BJP) someone is misleading. Today, in fact, they (the BJP) should have kept quite. Today people are asking them questions, who are they (the BJP) to ask questions, he asked.
Hitting back at the BJP over the rape incidents, Khera accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of providing merely a lip service and of taking time to respond to them.
Khera claimed that the two Jammu and Kashmir ministers, Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, had to resign due to pressure.
You removed two ministers, that too in the wake of pressure But why Ajay Singh Bisht, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was not removed? he asked.