After ‘No’ To Congress, Lakshadweep Blocks Left MPs Visit, Cites Covid


After 'No' To Congress, Lakshadweep Blocks Left MPs Visit, Cites Covid

New Delhi:

Two days after refusing a bunch of Congress MPs, the Lakshadweep administration has refused to grant Left MPs from Kerala a allow to enter the union territory, declaring there may be “… every possibility of public gathering and such gathering may lead to Covid spread in the islands”.

Permission has additionally been denied on grounds that the MPs’ “… political activities will certainly disturb the calm and peaceful atmosphere in the islands and it will be against the interest of the general public… security of the union territory”.

MPs Elamaram Kareem, V Sivadasan, AM Arif, Binoy Viswam, Shreyams Kumar, Ok Somaprasad, Thomas Chazhikkadan and John Brittas had sought permission to go to Lakshadweep “to have a fact check on the impact of administrative actions and reforms under the present Administrator…”.

Last week the administration refused permission to 3 Congress MPs; it stated, in response to a police report, that the go to of MPs Hibi Eden, TN Prathpan, CR Rakesh Sharma would possibly instigate violent agitations, which is a part of deliberate effort to destroy the peace.

The Congress and Left MPs have sought permission to go to Lakshadweep, which has been seeing widespread unrest since a collection of controversial orders by the brand new centrally-appointed administrator Praful Khoda Patel.

Over the final months, there have been protests on-line and in Lakshadweep towards a collection of orders by the administrator. Recently, the High Court had put a few of his proposals on interim keep, listening to a collection of appeals.

One of those was the controversial elimination of rooster, beef, and different meat from college menu and shutting down of dairy farms.

Besides the Congress, the CPM, DMK, and different events, scores of members of the BJP within the island group, have protested towards these measures.

The protests have echoed in Kerala too, the place Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had demanded Mr Patel’s elimination and the meeting handed a unanimous decision demanding recalling of the administrator, revoking the controversial orders.


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