Mr.Qasim Ibrahim the leader of Jumhoory Party (JP) and speaker of the parliament, has stated that former President Yameen never tried to sell Maldives to another country.
Mr.Qasim made this statement in a Whatsapp chat conversation of the party’s council members. After the Criminal Court ordered to detain the former president, a council member of JP suggested celebrating it.
However Mr.Qasim responded to the member saying that it will not be wise for JP members to celebrate President Yameen’s detention. He also said that, anyone might face that situation and that everyone should remember that President Yameen never tried to sell Maldives to another country.
Mr.Qasim Ibrahim did not clarify his comments. However, opposition parties have been accusing the government of making secret deals with India which will allow India to establish a military presence in the Maldives.
During President Solih’s visit to India, he signed various agreements with India. Former Home Minister Mr.Umar Naseer called it a slow invasion.