When Governor Meghalaya Satya Pal Malik came to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the farmers issue recently, he said he had ended the fight with the Prime Minister, who was “very arrogant”, within five minutes.
Mr Malik, while speaking to a function in Haryana on Sunday, said, “He (the Prime Minister) is very arrogant. When I told him that 500 of our farmers had died, he asked, ‘Are they dead?’ Because I do not?'”
“I told him yes, because he is the king. Anyway, I ended up fighting him. He told me to meet Amit Shah and so I did,” the governor added.
Mr. Malik said that when a dog dies, the Prime Minister sends a letter of condolence.
Parliament leader Mallikarjun Kharge shared a video of the statement on Twitter, in which Mr Malik can be heard saying: “When I met Amit Shah he said to me ‘Satya, he has lost his mind. You stay carefree and continue to meet us”. “
Mr Kharge on Twitter wrote, “Government Sri Satya Pal Malik of Meghalaya is on record saying the PM is ‘arrogant’ about the Farmers issue and HM Amit Shah calls the PM a ‘madman’ The authorities The Constitution talks about each other with such disdain! Narendra Modiji” is this true? “
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has yet to react to the remarks, the Congress party said Governor Meghalaya’s statement speaks to all of Prime Minister Modi’s “qualities” – “The madness… the cruelty… ring … insensitivity.”
Congress, while sharing Mr. Malik’s video on its official Twitter account, said, “The folly… the cruelty… the insensitivity. In Governor BJP’s statement, these ‘products’ The ‘quality’ of Prime Minister Modi’s personality is mentioned. This is a matter of concern. is democracy.”
भाजपा के राज्यपाल के इस बयान में पीएम मोदी के व्यक्तित्व में शामिल इन्हीं ‘गुणों’ का बखान है.
– Congress (@INCIndia) January 3, 2022
Mr. Malik has made many changes in the government and BJP leadership, especially on the issue of farmers, and has often reiterated that he is not afraid of being asked to resign. He was appointed governor – in Jammu and Kashmir and Goa, before being elevated to Meghalaya.
His comments come after three controversial Farm Acts were revoked by the center in November 2021, days before one of the longest-running farmers protests on the Delhi border ended. end of the year on November 26.
Prime Minister Modi said a committee of state and central representatives, farmers and experts will be formed to make the minimum support price mechanism more transparent and effective.
Mr. Malik on Sunday said the center will have to work with honesty to withdraw the registered cases against farmers during the protests and put in place a legal framework for the MSP for crops.
“But if the government thinks the agitation is over, it’s not. It’s just suspended. If there is injustice or if there is any attitude towards the farmers, then the stirring will start again. “, he said on the sidelines of an event in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri, where he was honored by Phogat Khap.
Mr. Malik said, taking advantage of the opportunity after the agricultural law is repealed, farmers should make decisions in their favor, such as the legal framework for the MSP.
Last month, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the three agricultural laws could be reapplied at a later date. “We have taken a step back and will continue to move forward because farmers are the backbone of India,” he said.