Week after the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Paul Malik, dissolved the state assembly, followed by the fax machine controversies and Malik’s claim that “if he would have looked towards the Delhi, he would have been forced to invite Sajad Lone to form the government,” has talked about a “threat of transfer”.
According to a report by NDTV, Governor Malik was speaking at an event in Jammu on Tuesday, the Governor said he may not lose his job but there was no telling when he would be shifted. The remarks drew attention in the middle of a political flap over his “reveal” on assembly dissolution in Jammu and Kashmir.
“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 Governor Malik as saying at a function to mark the death anniversary of Girdhari Lal Dogra, a legendary Congress leader.
Governor Malik said that “Had I looked up to New Delhi, I would have been compelled to form the government of Sajad Lone,” adding that he didn’t want to down in the history as a dishonest man.
Malik earlier claimed that none of the alliances – that had staked the claim for government formation, had the actual numbers. He also said that had he not dissolved the assembly, horse trading might have taken place to form the government and which could have eventually led to “killings and chaos.”