Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik launched a scathing attack on the Centre over the farmers’ continued protest against the farm laws.
Malik said leaders in Delhi send condolence messages even when a dog dies, but they are not bothered about the “death of 600 farmers” protesting against the farm laws.
Governor Malik made the statement while speaking in a programme organised by Teja Foundation in Jaipur’s Birla Auditorium on Sunday.
“Till date, such a big movement has never happened. 600 people have been martyred in the farmers’ movement so far. When an animal dies, there comes a condolence message from the leaders of Delhi. 600 of our farmers were martyred, but no message came from Delhi,” a media report quoted Malik as saying.
“Leaders in Delhi had sent condolence message for five-seven people who died in a fire in the hospital in Maharashtra,” Malik said in the programme.
The Meghalaya Governor, who has been supporting the cause of the farmers’ protest said the farmers’ movement is also making an impact on the country’s armed forces as the farmers’ sons are employed there.
Malik maintained that no minister visits villages of western Uttar Pradesh even at a time when there is any sorrow or suffering.
He questioned, “What’s the use of leaders ruling in Delhi?”
Governor Malik also lashed out at the Central Vista redevelopment plan, a project in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a personal interest, saying it would be better to build a world-class college, instead of a new Parliament building.