New Delhi: Satyapal Malik can work as a “content material author” with an OTT platform, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) has mentioned, reacting to the previous Jammu and Kashmir governor’s remarks that he fears the Union authorities “may go to any extent” to win the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Talking at a conference on “Nationwide Safety Affairs” organised on the Structure Membership of India in New Delhi Tuesday, Malik mentioned he fears the BJP “may go to any extent” to win the final elections subsequent yr, alleging that one can not rule out an “assault on the (under-construction) Ram Mandir” in Ayodhya or an “orchestrated battle with Pakistan”.
The occasion, organised by a collective of NGOs, was attended by Opposition leaders together with Digvijaya Singh of the Congress and CPI(M) MP John Brittas, amongst others.
Presiding over the occasion, Malik mentioned: “I’ve many apprehensions. They may do one thing or the opposite earlier than the (2024 basic) elections. It’s their nature. They’ve accomplished it in Gujarat and the nation. They could hurl a grenade on the Ram Mandir. They could get a giant BJP chief killed. There may also be an orchestrated battle with Pakistan (ye Ram Mandir pe gola phenk sakte hai, ye kisi BJP ke bade neta ka qatl kara sakte hai…).”
Requested to touch upon Malik’s remarks, BJP nationwide spokesperson R.P. Singh informed ThePrint, “He (Malik) ought to be part of one among these OTT platforms resembling Netflix or Hotstar. He could be a content material author with such platforms.”
Malik was the governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir from 2018 until the abrogation of Article 370 after which the state was bifurcated into two Union Territories. In April this yr, the 77-year-old stirred a row by claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationwide Safety Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval requested him to stay silent on alleged lapses resulting in the 2019 Pulwama assault wherein 40 CRPF personnel have been killed.
On Tuesday, Malik reiterated these allegations, whereas including that the “martyrdom of the jawans (killed within the Pulwama assault) was utilized by the PM throughout the 2019 polls for votes” and that the elections “have been held on the our bodies of our troopers”.
Malik additionally questioned the the federal government for not holding anybody accountable for the assault that passed off on 14 January, 2019.
“When the PM referred to as at 5 pm (on the day of the assault) and requested what occurred, I informed him that the assault passed off because of lapses on our half. He instantly requested me to maintain quiet and never communicate in regards to the matter. NSA Doval, with whom I’ve studied, additionally hushed me up,” he alleged.
Malik, who served because the final governor of the J&Okay state earlier than he was shifted to Goa in October 2019, claimed that opposite to studies that a number of intelligence inputs had surfaced, predicting a potential assault on the troopers, he didn’t know that “Pulwama was about to occur”.
“However their (CRPF) software for getting the troopers airlifted remained pending with the MHA for 4 months. Had I been taken into loop, I might have gotten it accomplished,” Malik reiterated, including that contemplating that “a number of lapses” led to the incident, “could heads ought to have rolled however until date nobody has been held accountable”.
A former nationwide vice-president of the BJP, Malik has emerged as one of many strongest critics of PM Modi lately. He hails from Baghpat, which comes underneath the sugarcane belt of western Uttar Pradesh.
Prior to now, he has been with the Lok Dal, Janata Dal, Congress and the Samajwadi Get together at varied factors. He was questioned by the CBI in April this yr in connection together with his declare that he was provided a bribe of Rs 300 crore throughout his stint because the J&Okay Governor to clear two recordsdata.
Requested whether or not he confronted any repercussions ever since he began talking out towards the federal government, Malik mentioned his safety has been downgraded, leaving him with just one private guard.
“I additionally keep in a rented condo. However I’m not terrified of their threats, nor do I fear about my life. But when there may be any try on my life, my folks will take such a revenge that they’ll always remember. They have to not neglect that they may even retire some day. They need to cope with me rigorously,” he mentioned.
(Edited by Amrtansh Arora)
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