New Delhi/ Lakshadweep:
After Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana was named in a case of sedition and hate speech for her feedback criticising Administrator Praful Khoda Patel’s Covid dealing with, 15 leaders and get together staff of the BJP have submitted their resignations to mark their protest. The FIR was filed on the criticism of the BJP’s chief within the union territory.
In a letter signed by 12 leaders and staff to C Abdul Khader Haji, the get together’s Lakshadweep chief, they stated: “The BJP in Lakshadweep is fully aware of how the present Administrator Patel’s actions are anti-people, anti-democracy and causing extreme suffering among people.”
They reminded Mr Haji of getting met Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the difficulty and “submitting a complaint”. “You also know that several BJP leaders of Lakshadweep have already spoken on the various wrongdoings of the administrator and the district collector,” the letter learn.
Backing Aisha Sultana, the leaders additional stated: “It’s just in the same manner, that Chetlat resident Aisha Sultana also shared her opinion in the media. Based on your complaint to the police, there has been a case registered against Aisha Sultana who, during a discussion, talked about from not having any Covid cases to rampant cases with the arrival of the present Administrator in Lakshadweep and his unscientific, irresponsible decisions.”
“You have filed a false and unjustified complaint against Chetlath sister, and ruining her family and her future. We convey our strong objection and submit our primary membership from BJP,” they stated. The letter has been signed by BJP state secretary Abdul Hameed Mullipuzha amongst others.
Aisha Sultana had, throughout a information debate on a regional channel, blamed Covid instances within the island on Praful Patel’s choices and remarked that the Centre had used “bio-weapon” in opposition to Lakshadweep. The Administrator has been accused by protesters together with Lakshadweep Parliamentarian Mohammed Faizal up to now of removing quarantine protocols that had been a should for individuals to enter Lakshadweep.
“Lakshadweep had zero cases of COVID-19. Now it is reporting a daily spike of 100 cases. What the Centre has deployed is a bioweapon. I can say this clearly that the central government has deployed bioweapon,” she had stated on a Malayalam TV debate earlier this week.
The remark had BJP staff protesting on the streets; C Abdul Khader Haji, the BJP’s Lakshadweep chief, complained to the police accusing her of “anti-national” feedback “tarnishing the patriotic image of the central government”.