Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday stated a section of wealthy people of the nation are like "rotten potatoes" as they are not sensitive towards the humanity.
He was speaking at the state's Sainik Welfare Society in winter capital Jammu. Governor Malik stated a section of the country's wealthy people are not sensitive towards the society.
"They do not do charity of even a rupee... And a few like this are in the upper classes. I consider them as 'Saday Se Aalu' (rotten potatoes). Please do not take it otherwise," he stated at the function.
He also asserted that when a journalist asked a question to the country's wealthiest man, who spent Rs 700 crore on the marriage of his daughter, whether he does any charity. He also said that he does not do charity but adds to the wealth of the nation.
He asked Rich men of nation, “Does They increase the wealth of the country by spending Rs 700 crore on the marriage of his daughter?
He kept on saying, "In Europe and other countries, they do charity. The owner of Microsoft spends 99 per cent of his earnings on charity.”
He further said that with Rupees 700 crore, 700 big schools could have been built in the state and 7,000 widows of slain soldiers could have brought up their children.
"But they will not do charity. The sensitivity that should be in this section of the society is not there," Malik was disappointed.
Malik claimed that the country's society is not formed by the upper classes but by farmers, employees, people working in industries and men in the armed forces.