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Amid diplomatic row, Maldives politician, who mocked PM Modi, wishes EAM Jaishankar on birthday

Maldives politician Zahid Rameez.

Maldives politician Zahid Rameez, who confronted criticism and backlash over his derogatory feedback in opposition to India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s current go to to Lakshadweep, Tuesday wished India’s Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

Rameez is a member of Progressive Get together of Maldives that’s a part of the federal government led by President Mohamed Muizzu.

“Happy Birthday to the esteemed Minister of External Affairs, Dr S Jaishanker! Wishing you a year filled with success and positive diplomatic endeavors,” mentioned Rameez in a publish on X.

He was responding to a publish the place EAM Jaishankar thanked PM Modi for his birthday needs.

Late final week, Rameez reacted to photos and video shared by PM Modi from his current go to to Lakshadweep, claiming it to be an thought of competing with Maldives’ tourism.

The photographs of PM Modi’s go to and snorkelling in Lakshadweep gained broad consideration, folks on social media have been evaluating it with the Maldives, which is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot recognized for its lovely seashores.

Rameez took a jibe at PM Modi’s try to advertise Lakshadweep and spoke large concerning the nice providers for vacationers in Maldives.

In a racist rant, Rameez went on to query the cleanliness in Lakshadweep and ridiculed the usual of lodge rooms.

“The transfer is nice. Nevertheless, the concept of competing with us is delusional. How can they supply the service we provide? How can they be so clear? The everlasting scent within the rooms would be the largest downfall,” he mentioned in a publish on X late final week.

In one other publish, Rameez accused India of “copying a small economy like Sri Lanka” to earn cash.

“It is very sad that a big country like India is trying to make money by copying a small economy like Sri Lanka,” he wrote on X.

The derogatory feedback made by Rameez and one other deputy minister Mariyam Shiuna led to diplomatic row between India and Maldives.

Shiuna referred to as the Indian Prime Minister a “clown” and “puppet” in now-deleted posts on X.

The publish on X had been taken down by the ministers after backlash on the micro-blogging web site.

On Sunday, the Maldives authorities suspended a minimum of three ministers who made derogatory feedback on social media in opposition to India. The management even distanced itself from the remarks made by the ministers and urged officers to not do something that impacts ties with worldwide companions.

With inputs from companies



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