Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday again criticised the Centre for the three agricultural laws introduced last year, and affirmed his support for protesting farmers, PTI reported.
Malik said at an event in Jaipur that he was ready to even quit his post in support of the farmers’ agitation. “I was made the governor by two to three powerful people in Delhi,” Malik said in a video from the event. “I know that I am speaking against their wishes. I will quit the day they ask me to.’’
"If I say something on #farm issues, it will become a controversy. A governor can't be removed but my well-wishers wait for me to say something. The day I am told by Delhi people to leave, I will do so": Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik
— NDTV (@ndtv) November 7, 2021
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at Delhi’s border entry points since November 2020, seeking the withdrawal of the farm laws passed last September.
Farmers fear that the laws will bring about corporate dominance of the agricultural sector.
The Centre has refused to repeal the farm laws. Both the sides have held several rounds of talks to try and resolve the deadlock….