BJP eroding Ambedkar's legacy, PM Modi paying lip-service: Congress

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"Their anger against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will turn into votes for the BJP, " he asserted. "They should have ideally not commented until an investigation was conducted".

He also said that was not a full meal that we were feasting on.

The men the police have arrested include a retired government official, four police officers and a minor - all of them belong to a local Hindu community that has been involved in a land dispute with the Muslim nomads.

JKPCC President asked the Chief Minister to go for self-introspection and take action before the fire of rape & murder of innocent nomad girl engulfs' the entire State, for which she will be responsible fully.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged all BJP Members of Parliament and legislators across the country to observe day-long fast on Thursday and "expose the people who throttled democracy" by creating a logjam during budget session of Parliament.

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi mounted another attack at the Congress, citing that Jammu Bar Association president BS Slathia, who spearheaded the protest against police probe in the Kathua rape case, was Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's polling agent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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Lekhi said: "In Kathua rape case, a fair probe is going on and strictest action has been demanded against the culprits".

"On one hand, Salathiaji is demanding justice, while on the other hand, he has called to shut down the high court". While many, including Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, kept to their work while fasting, several ministers, among them Prakash Javadekar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Piyush Goyal, travelled to different parts of the country to sit on fast and attack the main opposition party.

Lekhi said the woman counsel appearing for the Kathua rape victim was being pressurised not to appear in the case.

She said that women and children have no religion and that no politics should be done over such issues. "They were secular then, but the BJP has vitiated the atmosphere so badly in Jammu and Kashmir that these individuals have now turned communal", Azad said.

The residents of Rasana village had also migrated to Hiranagar as a protest and blocked a road against the PDP-BJP government alleging harassment.

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