Amid high tension brewing up between ruling partners BJP and PDP over beef ban issue, former Wednesday termed the disengagement of two senior law officers by the law and parliamentary ministry as ‘one sided decision’.Pertinently, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry Tuesday disengaged Vishal Sharma, additional advocate general and Parimoksh Seth, deputy advocate general with immediate effect. Both have been held guilty of not defending interests of the state in the court of law.In this regard, BJP Wednesday convened a meeting in Jammu to discuss the development. The meeting was chaired by BJP vice president Avinash Rai Khana and National General Secretary Ram Madhav and attended by party legislators and ministers. Sources told KNS that the meeting expressed dismay over the termination of law officers and termed the decision as “one sided”.A senior BJP leader wishing not to be named told KNS that issue of beef ban and termination of two law officers were discussed threadbare in the meeting.
“BJP took strong note of the termination of law officers and termed it as a one sided decision. Party leaders said that Law Minister, who belongs to the PDP, has not taken any minister from BJP on board before tasking the decision of sacking of law officers,” BJP leader told KNS.He said that both Khana and Ram Madhav expressed their dismay over the termination of law officers. “Both leaders in the meeting said will take up the terminations issue with PDP at appropriate level,” he said.He said that the state leaders present in the meeting conveyed to Khana and Madhav that termination of the law officers has potential to impact the BJP party at grassroots level in Jammu region. “There is demand from the party MLAs and workers that the disengagement orders must be stopped and revoked at the earliest,” he said. Meanwhile, Ram Madhav while talking to media said that the meeting was a routine one and was not convened to discuss the beef ban issue or termination of law officers.He said that there are no differences between the coalition partners and the meeting was a routine one. “Government is running smoothly and there is no tussle between the coalition partners,” he said. (KNS)