Malik, who was addressing a function of the state’s Sainik Welfare Society, targeted the wealthier politicians and bureaucrats in Kashmir and criticised them for not contributing to the society through charities. 

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday slammed a section of the country’s upper class for their lack of sensitivity towards the society and likened them to “rotten potatoes”. Malik, who was addressing a function of the state’s Sainik Welfare Society, targeted the wealthier politicians and bureaucrats in Kashmir and criticised them for not contributing to the society through charities. Speaking in Hindi, he called them “sade se aalu (rotten potatoes)”

“The big segment of society in this country, those who are wealthy — in Kashmir, politicians and bureaucrats are all wealthy — do not have any sensitivity towards society. They do not do charity of even a single rupee,” PTI quoted Malik as saying.

“But there are a few like this in the upper classes. Please do not take it badly, I consider them ‘rotten potatoes’, not human beings,” Malik said while addressing the function.

“When a journalist posed a question to the country’s wealthiest man, who spent Rs 700 crore on the marriage of his daughter, whether he undertakes any charity, he said he does not do charity but adds to the wealth of the country,” Malik said without taking any names.

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