Male’, Maldives — The MP for Feydhoo Constituency, Mohamed Nihad has stated that “Save Addu” is a campaign slogan of the opposition parties.
“Save Addu” is a slogan currently being used by the youth who are protesting against the establishment of an Indian Consulate in Addu City.
MP Nihad tweeted saying that the “Save Addu” is a campaign slogan used by the opposition parties and that those voices are likely to increase as the election nears. MP Nihad also questioned the source of their finance to conduct such events.
How many millions were given to carry out these? Is it the money that was corruptly taken? or is it the state’s money?MP Mohamed Nihad, Addu City Feydhoo Constituency
Since India’s Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that they have approved the opening of a new Consulate General of India in Addu City, Maldives in 2021, social media has been filled with criticism towards the decision of building a consulate in Addu City.
Many people believing that the freedom of Addu City would be lost with the established of an Indian Consulate and that it would not bring any development the pro-government are stating. However, the Mayor of Addu City, Ali Nizar stated that the Addu City Council will provide full support in the matter as it is an important decision made regarding the development of Addu.
If the government accepts the offer to establish an Indian consulate in Addu City, then it will be the first time in Maldives’ history that a diplomatic mission of a foreign country will be opened in an island other than the capital Malé city.