Former minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Choudhary Lal Singh on Monday said that Kathua rape and murder case was a conspiracy against the people of Jammu.
"Then chief minister (Mehbooba Mufti), who also held charge of the home department, was directly responsible for Kathua rape and murder. A minor went missing and instead of searching her, then home minister tried to pitch communities against each other," he said.
Meanwhile, Singh said he would support likeminded candidates in upcoming civic body polls.
"Election of municipality and panchayts are very crucial for healthy democratic set-up, though Dogra Swabhiman Sanghathan (DSS) is apolitical platform. We openly support the candidates who uphold our ideology and support 25- point vision document of DSS that we have prepared for the self- sustainability of Jammu province".
Without naming BJP, he said: "There are parties who talk about abrogation of Article 370, Article 35-A at times of polls but actually do nothing for rights of Jammu. People must beware of such parties and leaders."