Adhaalath Party has stated that there is no more danger to the independence of Maldives. The party made its claim in response to the opposition coalition's invitation to join their "Maldivians in Defense of Independence" campaign.
The Progressive Congress Coalition invited all political parties except Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) to join their "Maldivians in Defense of Independence" campaign initiated last Friday night. Those invited include Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), Jumhooree Party, Adhaalath Party, and Maldives Development Alliance (MDA).
In an interview with online news Vaguthu, Jumhooree Party Leader Qasim Ibrahim claimed that now is not the time to stand against the government. He further stated that despite not receiving its rightful share in the government coalition, Jumhooree Party will remain with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Speaking on the opposition's invitation during an interview with online news Mihaaru, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ali Nazeer stated that there are no more threats to the country's independence. He assured that Adhaalath Party has previously proven that it will among the first to act if such a situation arises.
As Adhaalath Party has not commented on the presence of the Indian military across several points of Maldives, Dr. Mauroof, a former party official, has requested current party officials to make a statement on the matter.
One of the main protestors against leasing the airport to Indian company GMR was Adhaalath Party Leader Imran Abdulla. Imran, the current Home Minister, has yet to make a statement on the Indian military presence in the Maldives and the unspecified deals with India.