In an interview, former J&K governor Satya Pal Malik made several claims about the handling of the Pulwama attack.
Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satya Pal Malik has ruffled feathers within the ruling party once again on Friday, 14 April, after he claimed that he had apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the alleged security lapses after the Pulwama attack in 2019, but was asked to “keep quiet.”
Malik was the Governor of J&K when an attack by terrorists claimed the lives of 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulawama just months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
In the one-hour-long interview for The Wire hosted by senior journalist Karan Thapar, Malik has made several explosive claims with regards to the Pulwama attack, PM Modi’s approach towards corruption, the appointments by the President’s Office and BJP leader Ram Madhav.
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Reacting to Malik’s allegations, BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told The Quint that these were claims only to “hog TRPs and get attention.”
Responding to the claims of PM Modi asking him to “keep quiet” after the Pulwama attack, Vadakkan said: “Does he has an evidence to establish that?”