‘so full of arrogance’: Meghalaya Governor on his meeting with Prime Minister Modi
After a brief meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the farmers’ issue, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has again blasted him, saying he is ‘so full of arrogance.’
According to an Indian Express article, the Meghalaya Governor met with the Prime Minister on Sunday to address farmer-related problems, during which he allegedly had an argument with the latter.
Later that day, while speaking at a rally in Haryana’s Dadri, Malik stated, ‘When I saw the Prime Minister on the topic of farmers, I had a fight with him within five minutes.’ He was oozing with arrogance. When I told him that 500 of our people had died, he asked, ‘Did they die for me?’ I said they died for you because you are who you are, you are King.
Malik went on to say that Prime Minister Modi then invited him to meet with Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve these problems.
Legislative framework (guarantee) on MSP
The Meghalaya Governor went on to recommend that the Centre must work to withdraw charges against farmers and provide a legislative foundation for Minimum Support Price (MSP). The farmers’ protest has just been suspended, and if there is any injustice, it will resume, he told reporters on the occasion of an event honoring him by the Phogat Khap in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri.
‘The government must act honestly in order to withdraw the proceedings against the farmers and provide a legislative framework (guarantee) on MSP. This is the obligation of the government ‘In answer to a query, he replied.
‘However, the government’s view that the agitation has ended is incorrect. It has only been put on hold. If there is any injustice or excess among farmers, the uproar will resurface’ He continued.
Farmers should make use of the opportunity now that the farm laws have been overturned to get decisions made in their favor, such as a legal foundation for MSP, according to Malik. Malik responded to his remark that he was not afraid of being asked to resign from his position by saying, ‘I am always beside farmers.’
Malik, who was appointed governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Goa before being transferred to Meghalaya under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure, has been critical of the government.