“Did 500 farmers die for me? », Asked me an« arrogant »Modi, declares the governor of Meghalaya, Malik


New Delhi: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said at a meeting in Dadri, Haryana on Sunday (December 2) that when he tried to talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about farm laws, Modi was “very arrogant. “and the two ended up fighting.

“He was very arrogant. When I told him that 500 of our own farmers had died, and even when a dog dies, you send a letter of condolence, he asked, ‘Did they die for me?’ ”Malik said. “I told him yes, since you are the king. Anyway, I ended up arguing with him. He told me to meet Amit Shah and that’s what I did.

“Shah told me not to worry and told me to keep raising my concerns,” added Malik.

Malik also referred to the cases registered against farmers during the protest, and said the Modi government must work to remove all of them. “The government will have to work with honesty to withdraw the lawsuits against the farmers and give a legal framework (guarantee) to the MSP. It is the government’s responsibility, ”he said.

“But if the government thinks the agitation is over, it isn’t. He was only suspended. If there is injustice or if there are excesses with the farmers, then the agitation will start again, ”he added.

In recent months, Malik has spoken out against the BJP-led Union government on several occasions, particularly in relation to the farmers’ protests. He even said he was ready to step down as governor

In November, Malik also criticized the Central Vista redevelopment plan, a project Modi took personal interest in, saying it would be better to build a world-class college rather than a new Parliament building.

Malik was appointed governor – in Jammu and Kashmir and Goa, before being assigned to Meghalaya – during Modi’s tenure as prime minister.


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