Srinagar: The J&K Raj Bhavan Spokesperson has clarified that Governor of J&K Satya Pal 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,” said a statement of the Raj Bhavan.
Malik, in an event that had taken place on November 24, in Gwalior, said that the Modi-led ruling government had wanted him to install Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference chief Sajad Lone as the region’s chief minister before the dissolution of the assembly last week.
If he had listened to “Delhi”, he would have become “dishonest forever”.
In an interview with India Today TV, Governor Malik said that there was no political pressure or interference from the government of India, and that he was “completely apolitical”.
Earlier, National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah, in a tweet ‘complimented’ the Governor for not allowing BJP and its proxies to form the Government in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti also said, in a tweet, that Governor Malik’s decision not to look up Delhi and dissolve the Assembly in JK is ‘unprecedented’, given the ‘history of democracy in the state.’