In yet another jibe at the Central Government, the Meghalaya Governor – Satya Pal Malik said that leaders in Delhi send condolences even on the death of a dog, but they seem least concerned about the ‘death of 600 farmers’, who are protesting against the farm laws.
“Till date, we have never seen any agitation, longing this long. 600 farmers have lost their lives in the movement so far. When an animal dies, the leaders from Delhi send condolences but there has been no message on the deaths of these many farmers,” said Malik, while speaking at a programme organised by Teja Foundation in Jaipur’s Birla Auditorium on Sunday.
He further questioned that, if the ministers do not visit villages of western Uttar Pradesh even when the villagers are suffering, then what is the use of leaders ruling in Delhi?
Earlier, Malik had warned that the party at the centre would pay the price for the farmers’ movement and not resolving the deadlock, in the upcoming 2022 state assembly elections in Punjab, UP and Uttarakhand. He had further claimed that the BJP leaders would be denied entry in the villages of Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, and Baghpat, where the movement is in full swing.