SRINAGAR: The J&K Congress asked for Union Minister Jitendra Singh’s resignation on Tuesday, as well as a high-level investigation into charges of corruption levelled against him by BJP leader and former MLC Vikram Randhawa.
The JKAP has also demanded a probe into the matter. J&K BJP secretary Randhawa, who is the president of the Stone Crusher Owners Association, has levelled serious allegations against Singh’s office in Jammu over the issue of mining policy and also threatened to immolate himself.
Randhawa was sent a show-cause notice by the party’s disciplinary committee just hours after he went public with his criticism of Singh. On Tuesday, a group of Congress staff led by Uday Bhanu Chib, the party’s youth wing chief, gathered at the party’s headquarters to stage a protest demanding Singh’s resignation.