The opposition Progressive Congress Coalition have begun using the “India Out” stamp on their official statements.
A statement released by the opposition last night bore the “India Out” logo, stamped in red. According to the Progressive Party of Maldives, all its future statements will use this stamp.
Opposition leader, former President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayyoom has called on the opposition to intensify its “India Out” campaign. The “India Out” campaign, which has been adopted by the opposition, began as a grassroots movement which called for the removal of all Indian military assets and personnel from the Maldives.
Meeting with several leaders of the Progressive Party of Maldives as well as members of its steering committee and officials of various local constituencies, the opposition leader discussed various ways to intensify opposition activities. A representative of the PPM reported that former President Yameen had instructed the opposition to intensify and expand the movement to remove Indian military personnel and assets from the country.
The former President had publicly declared, on multiple occasions, that the Maldives had no room for the Indian military, and that the Indian military had no choice but to leave.
The former President is currently on tour of Kaafu Atoll to muster support for the “India Out” movement.