Member of Parliament for Mahibadhoo constituency Mr.Ahmed Thaariq (Tom) has requested to summon Defence Minister of the Maldives Ms Mariya Didi to the parliament for questioning.
Mr.Thaariq’s summon order states that he wants to question the minister regarding the statements made by her while speaking to Strategic News International (SNI) a media outlet based in India.
During the Minister’s visit to the sub-continent, she gave an interview to SNI saying that the Maldives is very weak, and India has the capability to takeover Maldives very easily. She made this statement to justify the presence of the Indian army in the Maldives.
Her statement resulted in public outcry and many called for her resignation. Former Maldivian Ambassador to India Mr.Ahmed Mohammed tweeted saying that she is unfit to be the Defence Minister of the country. Additionally, Mr.Ahmed Moosa a former envoy to President Nasheed also called for Minister Mariya Didi’s resignation.
Defence Ministry of the Maldives issued a statement stating that some people were twisting what the minister said in order to create divisions within the society.