Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Kashmir legislator Engineer Rashid have castigated Mehbooba Mufti for inducting a BJP legislator into the Council of Ministers who participated in the ‘pro-rapist’ rally.Pertinently, MLA Kuthua Rajiv Jasrotia was inducted into the Council of Ministers on Monday.“2 BJP ministers removed in J&K for attending a pro-rapist rally & a MLA who is reported to have attended the same rally is promoted as a minister. Why are the BJP/ @MehboobaMufti confused about where they stand on the #Kathua rape?” Omar wrote on his twitter handle.Engineer Rashid also issued a statement stating that PDP’s stand on Kathua rape and murder incident has got exposed.Asking Mehbooba Mufti to clear her stand on how Rajiv Jasrotia was inducted in her cabinet, Rasheed said that his induction has exposed the collation Government’s claims of taking a moral ground over Kuthua rape and murder case.
He said “If Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash were sacked from the cabinet for their participation in the rally of Hindu Ekta Manch favoring culprits involved in Asifa’s rape and murder, the role of MLA Kuthua Rajiv Jasrotia was even more worst. The fact of the matter is that it were MLA Kuthua Rajiv Jasrotia and MLA Samba Kuldeep Raj who were instrumental in getting Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash to the Ekta Manch rally. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav seems rightly to have said that Cabinet reshuffle had nothing to do with Kuthua Incident.”Rasheed added that those PDP leaders including Chief Minister who were taking credit for sacking the two ministers supporting Ekta Manch rally, stand exposed and their helplessness is evident.He said the induction of supporter and organizer of Hindu Ekta Manch in the cabinet, BJP has not only encouraged those supporting killers of Asifa but has in a way reaffirmed the communal and fringe elements their full support and Mehbooba Mufti seems to have made yet again a shameless surrender. (CNS)