"PM was very arrogant", says Meghalaya Governor Malik
"When I took up farmers issue before him, he was very arrogant, asked me that did farmers die for me?", Satya Pal Malik recalled his meeting with Prime Minister
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ‘very arrogant’ when the former requested him to repeal controversial farm laws.
Recalling his meeting with Prime Minister, Mr. Satya Pal Malik said, “Prime Minister was so arrogant when I told him that 500 of our own farmers had died, Mr. Modi replied that did they die for me? ”
Addressing a social gathering at Dadri in Hariyana on Sunday, Mr. Malik further recalled his meeting with PM, “ I told him yes, since you are the king, Anyway, I ended up having a fight with him. He told me to meet Amit Shah and so I did”, the governor added.
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said, when a dog dies, the PM sends letters to offer condolences. Mr. Malik has openly criticized the BJP leadership on the farmers’ issue, he threatened to reign to the post. He said he is not scared of being asked to step down from his post. He was appointed governor -- in Jammu and Kashmir and Goa, before being posted to Meghalaya.
Malik remarks come after the Centre withdrew the controversial farm laws. Further Prime Minister has promised to set up a committee of state and central representatives, farmers, and experts would be set up to make the minimum support price mechanism more transparent and effective.
Mr Malik on Sunday said the centre will have to work with honesty to withdraw cases registered against farmers during the agriculture laws protest and give a legal framework to MSP for crops.
"But if the government thinks the agitation has ended, it is not so. It has only been suspended. If there is injustice or if there are any excesses with farmers, then the stir will start again," he said