2019 LS elections fought over bodies of our soldiers: Satyapal Malik


by Muslim Mirror Staff

Satyapal Malik, the former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, once again criticized the government’s handling of the Pulwama attack issue. He alleged that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were “fought on the bodies of our soldiers”, implying that the government used the attack for political gains. Malik further asserted that if there had been a thorough investigation into the incident, the then Home Minister would have been compelled to resign.

Malik claimed that he had immediately informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Pulwama attack, but alleges that the Prime Minister instructed him to remain silent on the matter.

“Elections (Lok Sabha 2019) were fought on the bodies of our soldiers and no investigation was done. Had an inquiry been done, the then home minister (Rajnath Singh) would have to resign. Many officers would have been jailed and there would have been a huge controversy,” Malik said at an event in Bansur of Alwar district.

Malik, who served as the governor of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir before it was bifurcated into the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, has been outspoken about the concerns and matters concerning the region.

During a recent event, he mentioned that when the Pulwama attack occurred on February 14, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was engaged in a shooting event at the Jim Corbett National Park.

“When he came out from there I got a call (from him). I told him that our soldiers have been killed and they got killed by our mistake. He told me to keep quiet,” Malik said.

Malik also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Adani issue. Malik pointed out that Adani had accumulated substantial wealth in just three years and questioned the audience if they had experienced a similar increase in their own wealth. He referred to Rahul Gandhi, a Congress leader, who raised the matter in Parliament by stating that Adani had received Rs 20,000 crore and demanded an explanation from the government regarding the source of those funds.

“The prime minister could not answer. He talked for two days but could not answer one thing because he had no answer and I am saying that it is all his money,” Malik said.

“They loot from their chief ministers and give it to Adani and he does business and he is sure that it is my money,” Malik said.

“I was in Goa, I complained about the corruption of the chief minister there to the prime minister and the result was that I was removed as governor and the CM continued on the post. That’s why I am sure that they do corruption right under his nose and has a share in it and the entire share goes to Adani,” Malik said.

Malik called upon the people to bring about a change in the government.

“Because if you vote from them again, you will not get a chance to vote thereafter. After this he will not let you vote, he will say that every time only I win, then why spend on elections,” he said.

Malik, after making these claims and allegations, underwent questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding his assertion of being offered a bribe of Rs 300 crore to expedite files associated with an insurance scheme during his tenure as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir from August 23, 2018, to October 30, 2019.

(with PTI inputs)


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