Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that he ended up fighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he had gone to discuss the farmers’ issue recently, with him, he also said PM was “very arrogant”, NDTV reported.
Malik, while addressing a social function at Dadri in Haryana on Sunday, said, “He was very arrogant. When I told him that 500 of our own farmers had died, he asked, ‘Did they die for me?'”
“I told him yes, since you are the king. Anyway, I ended up having a fight with him. He told me to meet Amit Shah and so I did,” the Governor added.
He said when a dog dies, the PM sends letters to offer condolences.
Malik has been taking swipes at the government and the BJP leadership, especially on the farmers’ issue, and has often reiterated that he is not scared of being asked to step down from his post. He was appointed governor — in Jammu and Kashmir and Goa, before being posted to Meghalaya.
His remarks come after the three controversial farm Acts were withdrawn by the centre in November 2021, days before one of the longest-standing protest by farmers on Delhi borders was to complete a year on 26 November.
PM Modi had said a committee of state and central representatives, farmers, and experts would be set up to make the minimum support price mechanism more transparent and effective.