Maldives summons Indian ambassador over Subramanian Swamy tweet

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 27, 2018, 09:59 PM(IST)

Subramanian Swamy. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

The Maldives on Monday summoned Indian ambassador Akhilesh Misra over a Subramanian Swamy tweet.

"India should invade the Maldives if rigging of election takes place," Swamy had said on Friday. 

Swamy's tweet came two days after his meeting in Colombo with exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed.

The government of India has since distanced itself from Swamy, saying his views were personal land did not reflect the views of the government of India. 

Swamy met Nasheed in Colombo on Tuesday, with the two discussing the political situation on the island nation.

Nasheed also expressed the concern that the presidential elections to be held in the Maldives on September 23 may be rigged by incumbent President Abdullah Yameen.

The Election Commission of the Maldives had earlier disqualified Nasheed from standing for the presidential election.

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