J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik Hints At Transfer

JAMMU

Governor Satya Pal Malik hinted on Wednesday that he may be shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir following his remarks that New Delhi wanted to see Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone as Chief Minister.

Speaking at a function marking the death anniversary of senior Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra here, Malik said, “As long as I am here, I’m here. It is not in my hands. But the threat of transfer is there.”

“I don’t know when I will be transferred from here. I will not lose my job, but as long as I am here, I assure the people that whenever you call me, I will come.”

Malik publicly admitted on November 24 in Gwalior that had he looked for directions from Delhi on how to tackle the political crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. He would have had to install BJP-backed Sajad Lone as the Chief Minister.

But he did not want to do that  Malik said.

Following his remarks, Raj Bhawan issued a statement saying that while dissolving the state Assembly, the Governor took an objective and impartial decision.