New Delhi: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday lashed out at the Centre over the issue of implementation and legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price for farmers’ produce saying that the country’s farmers cannot be defeated and will continue to protest till their demands are met.
Satypal Malik said, “the MSP is not being implemented because the Prime Minister has a friend whose name is Adani, who at the moment has become Asia’s richest person in five years”. Malik said that airports, ports and major schemes have been given to Adani.
“At Guwahati airport, I met a woman holding a bouquet. When I asked her where she was from, she replied, “We have come on behalf of Adani. I asked what does that mean. She said that the airport has been handed over to Adani. In a way the preparation is to sell the country, but we will not let that happen.”
Speaking at a programme at a cow shelter at kira village in Nuh, Malik said, “ If MSP is not implemented and legal guarantee on MSP is not given, there will be another fight and this time it will be a fierce fight.”
You cannot defeat the farmers of this country. SInce you cannot send ED or Income-Tax officers, how will you scare the farmer, Malik added. On January 3, 2022, speaking at a function at Dadri in Haryana, he alleged that PM Modi was arrogant when he met him in order to discuss the farmers’ protest.
On Sunday, Malik reiterated about his meeting with PM Modi and said, “ I saw that the farmers were sitting On Delhi’s borders. I told the PM that each man amongst them was the head of 40 villages…700 farmers died. When a dog dies, a condolence message is sent. But no condolence message was sent for farmers.”