JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday courted a fresh controversy by accusing the State’s political leaders of wanting to get “youths killed” to “blackmail” Delhi and keep it “under pressure”.
Addressing a Kissan Mela here in Akhnoor, the Governor also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to give everything that the people of Kashmir demand under the Constitution as he has love and respect for the people of the State.
“The leaders of Jammu and Kashmir want the youths get killed so that they keep New Delhi under pressure,” Malik said while addressing the Kissan Mela.
“This misconception was cleared by me during the municipal and panchayat polls, and conveyed a message that New Delhi is not to come under pressure. New Delhi will not come under pressure of blackmail now. If bullets will be fired, no bouquets will be send from here,” he said.