"He should apologize to the nation," minister further demanded.
It may be recalled that two BJP ministers submitted their resignations to the party's state president Sat Sharma on Friday. They were at the centre of a storm over their participation in a rally in support of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case.
After resignation while commenting on the case, BJP leader Lal Singh said that those responsible for rape and murder of an 8-year-old should be nabbed. He, on Saturday, defended his participation in a rally supporting the accused, saying that it was meant to defuse the situation and restore normalcy.
"We had gone to defuse the situation created due to migration one and half months back. We told them they should go back. Abdul Gani Kohli (minister) was sent to the house of the victim, so that an ugly situation was not created," Lal said, reported PTI.
Meanwhile, CM Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday praised the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces.
First rape, then killing of the girl has become a national issue. She belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community.
On January 10, girl had disappeared from a spot near her house and a week later, her body was found in the same area.
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