In what could be termed as a pure rebellion within the party, the latest statements by Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik seem to be hinting at the same! He has been vociferous about his dissent against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top leadership. His reason for voicing criticism is the controversial agricultural bills that the Union government is trying to implement in the country despite over a year protest by the farmers in the country’s capital.
Satya Pal Malik didn’t mince any words while he expressed mind about the Union government’s policies. He attacked the BJP-led Union Government and the BJP over the farmers’ issue and the Central Vista project, declaring that he is not scared of being asked to step down from his post. These words have perturbed the top brass of the BJP and are still to react to the statements of Meghalaya Governor.
He said he was made the Governor by two or three people in Delhi and he was aware that he was speaking against their wish on the issue of farm laws. The Governor went on to say that he would resign if asked by those who put him on the post!
Satya Pal Malik mentioned that he had earlier me Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that neither the Sikhs nor Jats can be put down. These farmers will not vacate Delhi until a solution provided, they are unlike other farmers who will give up in mid-way, he said and suggested the PM to refrain from use of force and send them away without giving anything. He also referred to the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, asking the government not to antagonise the Sikh Community.
Meghalaya Governor said that over 600 people have died in the country’s biggest farm movement, but unfortunately none of the top leaders have even talked a word about it. “But the same leaders in Delhi send their condolences even when a dog dies!” he said.
He justified the actions of the farmers during the Republic Day and the violence when farmers in their tractors headed to the capital's Red Fort, he said after the PM it is the right of Jats and Sikhs to hoist the national flag there.