Jaipur, November 7: Declaring he was ready to step down from his post for supporting the agitation of the farmers, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Sunday that Delhi rulers offer their condolences even when a dog dies but doesn’t care. no death of farmers.
Malik also criticized the Central Vista redevelopment plan, a project Prime Minister Narendra Modi took personal interest in, saying it would be better to build a world-class college, rather than a new parliament building.
It was the latest in a series of provocative remarks by the governor, which directly or indirectly targeted BJP governments in the Center and states over the issue of farmers and alleged corruption.
Malik became governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Goa and Meghalaya during Modi’s tenure.
Addressing the Global Jat Summit here, Malik said if he spoke about the issue of farmers, it would create controversy. But he continued his remarks, taunting sympathizers who he said were waiting for him to speak.
He said two or three rulers in Delhi appointed him governor. The day they tell me they have a problem and ask me to stop, I won’t take a minute, he said.
I am not a governor by birth. I am always ready to lose what I have, but I cannot quit my commitment. I can leave the post, but I cannot see the farmers suffering and being defeated, he said.
He said there had been no earlier unrest in the country in which 600 people have died, a reference to deaths from various causes of protesters camping at the Delhi borders for months against the country’s agricultural laws. Center.
Even if a dog dies, a message of condolence is sent from the rulers of Delhi. But I am hurt that 600 farmers died but no resolution was passed in parliament, he said.
He also spoke about the assassination of then-prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984, and said he told Modi not to upset the Sikhs and Jats – the communities who form the majority of the demonstrators.
I told him not to use force against them and not to send them away empty-handed. They don’t forget for 300 years. When the Akal Takht was damaged, Mrs. Indira Gandhi had a mahamrityunjaya mantra yajna performed on her farm because she knew she would be killed, he said.
I also told the Prime Minister that you should tell the farmers that I am right and that you are wrong ‘but I still accept your point of view because I cannot see your suffering’ “, he said. he declares.
By saying this, the prime minister will gain stature, argued Malik.
He reiterated his suggestion that the issue can be resolved with a Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee.
He claimed that the military has felt the impact of the unrest on central laws as the sons of the farmers also serve in the military.
Everything can happen. Today you are in power, you are arrogant and you do not know what the repercussions would be. When Kargil arrives, the sons of these farmers are sent to the hills to fight.
He said people might one day react to injustice. I don’t want a day to come when farmers react, he added.
Referring to the violence on Republic Day when protesters in their tractors headed for the Red Fort in the capital, he said after the prime minister that farmers have the right to hoist the national flag there. There are references to the Red Fort in the songs of the Jats and the Sikhs, he said.
In an indirect reference to the farmers’ protest against BJP leaders in Haryana, he said Chief Minister ML Khattar’s helicopter could not land in any village in the state.