President of People’s National Congress Mr.Abduh Raheem Abdullah has stated that the party will file a no-confidence motion against Defence Minister Ms.Mariya Didi.
Mr.Abduh Raheem said that she lost the confidence of the people as a result of the statements she made about the Maldives while speaking to an Indian media outlet.
During a visit to India in January 2019, the minister gave an interview to Strategic News India saying that India is very powerful and that India can take over the Maldives anytime they wished to do so. She was heavily criticized by members of the public and many called for her resignation.
MP Ahmed Thoriq has also summoned her to the parliament for questioning over the matter.
Minister Mariya will be the first cabinet minister of the current administration to be the target of a no-confidence motion.