SRINAGAR, FEB 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that he is not just the governor of the JK but the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir also.
He added, in that capacity of someone daily abuses the Government, as a Representative of the President of India, he has to put forth the view of the Government.
Governor after attending a function in Katra, he said the Raj Bhawan is not meant for playing golf alone.
“Tell me whether the Governor House is meant for playing Golf all the time?” he asked.
Replying to a question on criticism by PDP and National Conference that he has been making political statements, Malik said the Governor’s House is representative of the President of India and there is a President’s Government in New Delhi.
“If you daily abuse that Government, somebody has to reply that. I do keep viewpoint of my Government before the people,” he said, adding that he wasn’t only the Governor but the Chief Minister as well.
“I’m not only the Governor of the State but the Chief Minister also. I have to give my view point,” he asserted.
Reacting to Governor Sayta Pal Malik statement, PDP senior leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar said that Malik should consult LK Jha and NN Vohra for guidance.
Naeem Akhtar wrote on twitter: Beg your pardon Excellency! Wrogly advised. You are only constitutional head running make shift administration. Pl recalls LK Jha, NN Vohra for guidance. @MehboobaMufti @Omar Abdullah.