Congress demands PM Modi’s apology over Meghalaya Governor’s remark
Guwahati: The Congress demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, following a backlash over Meghalaya governor Satyapal Malik’s claim that Modi was arrogant when he met recently over the farmers’ issue.
The true face of PM Modi – the anti-farmer and insensitive face – as well as the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party government, which honestly works for crony capitalist pals at the expense and prejudice of India’s 62 crore farmers and farm labourers are now exposed, stated Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
If Malik is lying, Surjewala has asked the central government to fire him and file a FIR against him.
If not, Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah must apologise. If you don’t, the farmers will never forgive you. Neither the souls of 700 farmers who gave their lives, he added.
After reports of Malik’s statement at an event on Sunday, he sparked a significant backlash.
“When I went to meet the PM Modi to discuss the farmer issue, we ended up fighting with him within five minutes. He was very arrogant. When I told PM that 500 of our farmers had died… PM replied me, ‘Did they die for me?’ I told him yes, since you are the king. I ended up having an argument with him”, Malik claimed.
The governor of Meghalaya also stated that the home minister did not speak ill of the prime minister, and that people are telling Modi different things, therefore he must meet with him and present him with the correct image.
Surjewala also accused the Modi-led government of endangering national security and the country’s territorial integrity on Monday.