MP Aslam faces backlash from MDP members

Hithadhoo north constituency parliamentarian and chairperson of Parliament Committee on National Security Services, Mohamed Aslam | Photo: Avas

Parliamentarian for Noth Hitadhoo Constituency MP Mohamed Aslam faced backlash from some of his fellow Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) members over comments made regarding the inter-party conflicts.

Commenting on the internal disputes of MDP, Mp Aslam recently said that it was not acceptable to try and bring down the government within the party itself. He added that the biggest objective for the party should be maintaining the government.

Following these remarks, multiple members of MDP, including Parliamentarians expressed their disagreement.

Ungoofaru MP Mohamed Waheed tweeted stating that MDP came into power after making certain promises to the people and that they do not want to simply come into power.

He also questioned whether it was acceptable to weaken MDP for the sake of pleasing the ruling coalition.

Meanwhile, MP for Thoddu constituency Hassan Shiyaan said that it was the responsibility of members to call out and act against the party drifting towards unjust after coming into power.

“I don’t see any reason why Aslam should hesitate in trying to bring an end to extremism and corruption within the government,” added Shiyaan.

Former President and current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed previously has recently stated that he can no longer work with the current government nor can he maintain a political relationship with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih if they are reluctant to pass the bill on amendments to criminalize hate crimes.