Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik is never far from controversy. A few weeks after his controversial statement during the Global Jatt Summit which caused #SackSatyapalMalik to trend on Twitter, Malik said PM Modi was ‘very arrogant.’

Malik said he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the farmers’ issues and ended up ‘fighting with the PM’ who he believed was ‘very arrogant’.

While addressing a social gathering in Haryana’s Dadri, Malik said that he had told PM Modi that 500 of their farmers had died. “Did they die for me?” asked Narendra Modi, according to Malik.

In response to this, Malik said he told PM Modi that the farmers died for him since ‘he was the king’. He was then asked to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah which he did.

While the BJP has not yet reacted to the remarks, the governor has declared that PM Modi is ‘vain, cruel and insensitive’.

Earlier, the Prime Minister said that a committee of state and central representatives, farmers, and experts would be set up to make the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism more transparent and effective.

Malik further said that the centre must work honestly to withdraw cases registered against farmers during the protests and give a legal framework to MSP for crops.

In November, Malik had caused a controversy by saying, “If you think that the farmer protestors will go back on their own, then, you are wrong. Give them something (accept their demands) and get them going. But don’t do two things. First, do not use force against them. Second, do not send them home empty-handed. Because they (Sikhs) do not forget easily, not even after 300 years.

“Indira Gandhi knew that she would be killed, and she was killed. They killed General Vaidya in Pune and General Dwyer in London. I have even said that don’t test the patience of the Sikh community.”

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