A day after stating that it was only to avoid bow down from the pressures of the Centre to install a two-member-party leader Sajad Lone as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, hehad dissolved the state assembly, is now admitting that he is under the threat of transfer.
The BJP leadership seems to be shocked with Governer’s exposing their political designs and till now didn’t reacted to his comments. Malik, who took charge just three months ago, has now talked about a “threat of transfer”.
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,” Malik said at a function to mark the death anniversary of Girdhari Lal Dogra, a legendary Congress leader.
Malik had publicly admitted four days ago 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. Later, he took a U-turn while speaking to a news channel and said that there was no political pressure or interference from the Centre.