J&K Governor Malik drops hint that he may face transfer

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 28 2018

Amid the controversies surrounding his comments from past three months, Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya pal Malik has dropped a hint that that he may face transfer from the state.

The remark has come at a time when the state is going through a major political drama from past one week.

During an event in winter capital Jammu, Malik talked about his possible transfer from the state though saying he cannot lose his job (governorship).

“As long as I’m here – it’s not in my hands – I don’t know when I will be transferred from here. I will not lose my job but the threat of transfer is there. As long as I’m here, I assure you people that whenever you call me I will come here to pay my tributes,” NDTV quoted Malik as having said in his speech during a function to mark the death anniversary of Girdhari Lal Dogra.

On Monday at an event at a university in Gwalior, Malik had said that had he listened to Centre then Sajajd Lone would have been chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

He had said: “Had I looked towards Delhi (the centre), then I would have been forced to invite Sajad Lone to form the government. Then I would have gone down in history as unscrupulous. But I ended the whole thing. Those who want to abuse me can do so, but I am convinced I did the right thing.”

However, on Tuesday evening Raj Bhavan Spokesperson issued a clarification that Malik, while taking the decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly, acted in an ‘objective and impartial manner.’

“There was no pressure or any kind of intervention from the Centre in the entire matter and some News Channels are misinterpreting Governor’s statement and putting them out of context to convey that there was pressure from the Central Government,” the spokesperson had added.