“On PM Modi, Amit Shah Said…” Meghalaya Governor’s Startling Claim

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Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik mentioned he ended up having an argument with PM Modi. (File)

New Delhi:

When Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik went to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi to debate the farmers’ problem lately, he says he ended up preventing with the PM, who was “very smug”, inside 5 minutes.

Mr Malik, whereas addressing a operate in Haryana on Sunday, mentioned, “He (the PM) was very smug. After I instructed him that 500 of our personal farmers had died, he requested, ‘Did they die for me?'”

“I instructed him sure, since you’re the king. Anyway, I ended up having a combat with him. He instructed me to fulfill Amit Shah and so I did,” the Governor mentioned, including that when a canine dies, the PM sends letters to supply condolences.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge shared a video of the assertion on Twitter, during which Mr Malik can be heard saying, “After I met Amit Shah, he instructed me ‘Satya, he has misplaced his thoughts. You be carefree and preserve assembly us’.” House Minister Amit Shah was allegedly referring to PM Modi, in response to Mr Malik.

Mr Kharge on Twitter wrote, “Meghalaya’s Governor Sri Satya Pal Malik is on document saying PM was ‘smug’ on the difficulty of Farmers & HM Amit Shah referred to as the PM as ‘mad’. Constitutional authorities talking about one another with such contempt! Narendra Modiji is that this true?”

Whereas the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) is but to react to the remarks, sources say the governor is predicted to problem a clarification quickly.

The Congress social gathering mentioned Meghalaya Governor’s assertion talks about all of the “qualities” of PM Modi — “Self-importance… cruelty… insensitivity.”

The Congress, whereas sharing Mr Malik’s video on its official Twitter account, mentioned, “Self-importance… cruelty… insensitivity. In BJP Governor’s assertion, these ‘qualities’ of PM Modi’s character are talked about. It is a matter of concern for a democracy.”

घमंड…क्रूरता…संवेदनहीनता

भाजपा के राज्यपाल के इस बयान में पीएम मोदी के व्यक्तित्व में शामिल इन्हीं ‘गुणों’ का बखान है।

मगर, ये एक लोकतंत्र के लिए चिंता की बात है। pic.twitter.com/HGxzKfYsme

— Congress (@INCIndia) January 3, 2022

Mr Malik has been taking swipes on the authorities and the BJP management, particularly on the farmers’ problem, and has typically reiterated that he’s not fearful of being requested to step down from his publish. He was appointed governor — in Jammu and Kashmir and Goa, earlier than being posted to Meghalaya.

His remarks come after the three controversial farm Acts have been withdrawn by the centre in November 2021, days earlier than one of many longest-standing protest by farmers on Delhi borders was to finish a yr on November 26.

PM Modi had mentioned a committee of state and central representatives, farmers, and specialists could be set as much as make the minimal assist worth mechanism extra clear and efficient.

Mr Malik on Sunday mentioned the centre should work with honesty to withdraw instances registered in opposition to farmers in the course of the protests and provides a authorized framework to MSP for crops.

“But when the federal government thinks the agitation has ended, it’s not so. It has solely been suspended. If there’s injustice or if there are any excesses with farmers, then the stir will begin once more,” he mentioned on the sidelines of an occasion in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri the place he was honoured by the Phogat Khap.

Making the most of the chance after the farm legal guidelines have been repealed, farmers ought to get selections made of their favour corresponding to a authorized framework for MSP, Mr Malik mentioned.

Final month, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned that the three farm legal guidelines might be re-introduced at a later date. “We moved a step again and we are going to transfer ahead once more as a result of farmers are India’s spine,” he had mentioned.

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