The chief minister has forwarded the resignation of the ministers to the state Governor. With these resignations, the number of ministers in the state government has come down to 22, including nine from the BJP.
Madhav said the two ministers stepped down because of the perception about them.
"There is no question of any pressure".
The crisis in the PDP-BJP coalition government over participation by two BJP ministers in a rally over the Kathua case subsided after the resignations of the two minister was accepted on Saturday.
As their investigations over the last three months led from one arrest to another, certain groups, including Hindu Ekta Manch, worked towards rallying support for the accused. He had added, "Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they chose to step down". We want justice for her. "There was never any confusion on this principled stand of the party". Asked about it, Madhav said, "It is now for the court to decide".
In a shocking turn of events, the paternal uncle of the Unnao rape case survivor has today alleged that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's men are harassing his family back in the village and that he fears for their safety. Both the ministers had taken part in the rally on March 1 after the nephew of the caretaker of "devisthan" temple was arrested in connection with the kidnapping, raping and killing of an eight-year-old girl in the Kathua district.
Mehbooba Mufti also chaired a meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators and senior ministers in Srinagar.
Woman safely escapes early morning house fire in SE Fresno
The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she died early Sunday, a separate release from the fire department states. When crews arrived to put out the fire, they found the body of the man inside, along with two dogs.
"They took the resignation of two ministers because as per media, their role was not positive, " said PDP leader and Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar.
Congress MP and former union Minister Kumari Selja on Saturday flayed Prime Minister Modi for usurping and eroding the legacy of Dr B R Ambedkar by simply paying lip service to him.
"We appreciate our alliance partner who helped us in this case".
The duo had resigned on Friday, and soon after said that they were asked by the party leadership to visit Kathua to pacify angry locals who were demanding a CBI probe into the horrific crime. I see that as a confidence-building measure.
Woman Shashi Singh, who is accused of taking the girl to the legislator has also been arrested.
According to police charges, the minor from the nomad Bakerwal community was kidnapped on January 10. The girl's body wasn't found for seven days after her disappearance.