Yameen, who unexpectedly lost an election last year, was arrested in February.
PM Modi also held bilateral talks with country's President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, 51, was set for a dramatic return to the top of the national parliament, with his Maldivian Democratic Party headed for a two-thirds majority in the 87-member…
Former president Yameen is not a candidate, but his Progressive Party of Maldives is seen as the main challenger to the MDP.
The Jumhooree Party and Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) are both campaigning on a nationalist, religious platform.
The new government in the Maldives has announced the revival of its `India First` policy without affecting its engagement with China.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's administration is reviewing contracts awarded by his predecessor Abdulla Yameen. Most went to Chinese firms and are feared to have left the country in debt.
Mohamed Nasheed was convicted under the Anti-terrorism Act of Maldives and was awarded 13-years of jail sentence.
Mohamed Nasheed, the chief of the Maldivian Democratic Party, which leads the ruling federal alliance, told Reuters this week that it was a mistake to strike such a deal with the world's second…
The Maldives is the latest in a number of small countries where China has invested millions of dollars building highways and housing as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.
Nasheed was welcomed at Male airport by president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and hundreds of supporters.
Nearly a month after he was released from jail, Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives for three decades until 2008, said the government of President Abdulla Yameen inflicted 'huge damage' on the Maldives…
Gayoom, 80, ruled the largely Muslim island nation for 30 straight years until he was defeated at the country's first multi-party elections in 2008.