Appreciate BJP support in Asifa case: Naeem Akhtar after PDP meeting in Srinagar


Srinagar , Works Minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Ahkar on Saturday “appreciated” the support of alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Asifa gangrape-and-murder case.

Speaking to reporters after the party’s meeting called in Srinagar to discuss the three years of alliance with the BJP and Asifa case, Akhtar said that they appreciate the support of the BJP, PM Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah in Asifa case.

“We appreciate our alliance partner who helped us in this case…they made the two ministers resign in the case. I see that as a confidence building measure. And if PDP and BJP continue to resolve their issues like this, I see there is no substitute to this alliance,” he said.

Two BJP ministers, it needs to be mentioned, tendered their resignation after uproar over their participation in a rally organized by a fringe ground Hindu Ekta Manch to support accused in the Asifa case.