The Chief Minister said that Ansari’s remark, for a moment, had taken her aback.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Wednesday apologized over her party colleague and minister for sports Imran Raza Ansari’s threatening to lynch opposition National Conference (NC) MLA Davinder Singh Rana during a discussion on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the State Legislative Assembly.
The Chief Minister said that Ansari’s remark, for a moment, had taken her aback. “I don’t think he meant to say what he said. But this should not have happened. I apologise for the remarks,” she said.
Ansari had during a verbal dual with Rana on Tuesday told him, “I can lynch you here. I know your shady businesses.”
As the House met here on Wednesday, the second day of its special session, Rana sought action against Ansari and requested Speaker Kavinder Gupta to direct the State's Director General of Police to file an FIR against him. “If anything happens to me, responsibility lies with the government,” he said. He added, “If you will not do it, I will walk up to the (concerned) Shaheed Ganj police station and do it. They can’t deny as this is a criminal case.”
Later, the Speaker also apologised and asked the members to stop threatening or abusing one another.