I’m CM also, I’ve to keep view point of my Govt too: Guv

‘Raj Bhawan isn’t for playing Golf only
Somebody has to reply if you daily abuse Govt
Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Feb 10: Taking on two political parties which had been targeting him for making political statements, Governor Satya Pal Malik said today that he is not only the Governor but the Chief Minister as well and in his capacity as representative of the President of India, he has to put forth the view point of his Government.
In a brief chat with media persons after attending a function in Katra, Malik said the Raj Bhawan is not meant for playing Golf alone.
“Tell me whether the Governor House is meant for playing Golf all the time?”, he asked.
Replying to a question on criticism by two political parties that he has been making political statements, Malik said the Governor’s House is representative of the President of India and there is a President’s Gove-rnment in New Delhi.
“If you daily abuse that Gover-nment, somebody has to reply that. I do keep viewpoint of my Government before the people,” he said, adding that he wasn’t only the Governor but the Chief Minister as well.
“I’m not only the Governor of the State but the Chief Minister also. I have to give my view point,” he asserted.
Reiterating his full support to armed forces, Malik said: “I fully stand by my forces. I’m with my Army”.
People’s Demo-cratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) had strongly criticized Governor Satya Pal Malik’s recent statements that there was no need to take Mehbooba Mufti (PDP president and former Chief Minister) seriously saying her party was breaking and so she was making statements against the armed forces to gain political mileage.
Mehbooba Mufti, her party leaders and NC vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had charged the Governor with indulging in politics.
The Governor called for giving good quality education to the youth saying only education can empower the youth.
“India has so far bagged only 12 Nobel prizes. Of them, six were those Indians, who had settled in foreign and one was Mother Teresa, which means only five Indians got the Nobel prizes,” Malik said, adding this was because of not good quality education.


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