Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has backed the ongoing farmers’ protest.
In an interview to NDTV, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said: “I cannot bear to see the state of these farmers.”
While backing the farmers’ protests, Satya Pal Malik also criticised the ruling BJP Government in the Centre over the three new farm laws.
“Even when a dog dies it is condoled. But 250 farmers have died, yet no one expressed condolences,” said Governor Satya Pal Malik in the interview.
Satya Pal Malik has also predicted a loss of support for the BJP in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana due to the ongoing farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi.
“If the movement continues like this then in the long term, BJP will lose out in western UP, Rajasthan and Haryana,” Malik said.
Satya Pal Malik further said that he will continue to speak in favour of the protesting farmers, even if he is removed from his position.
“If the Government thinks I am harming them then I will step aside. I will speak even if I am not a Governor,” said Malik.