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Invasion is necessary, Swamy repeats Maldives remark

Repeating his “invade the Maldives” remark, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that in order to protect Indians in that country, “invasion is necessary” if the upcoming Presidential election in the island nation was rigged. However, Swamy clarified that these were his personal views and not of the government.

Swamy had triggered a political furore following his statement made earlier saying India should invade the Maldives if the election was rigged.

Speaking to ANI, the BJP leader said: “Indian citizens in the Maldives cannot be ill-treated. All kinds of ugly notices have been put up there, and if on top of that they rig the elections, it is my opinion that India has the responsibility to protect the Indian citizens, for which an invasion is necessary.”

On August 22, Swamy took to his Twitter and raised the issue of alleged “gross” rigging in the upcoming Presidential elections in the Maldives.

“In Colombo today I had a chance to meet with Fmr Maldive President Nasheed. He is apprehensive of gross rigging in their forthcoming election. India cannot allow that as a neighbour and also since current usurper President Yamin has humiliated Indians recently. We need an action plan,” he had tweeted. “India should invade the Maldives if rigging of election takes place,” he added.

Following a huge backlash over Swamy’s statement, the Ministry of External Affair issued a clarification on August 26, saying, “opinion expressed by Swamy in his tweet was personal and does not reflect the view of government”.

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Mumbaikar
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Then Chinese base in Maldives is a necessity. Bring it on!! Teach a lesson to this fascist Brahmin hindutva extremism.

MumbaiMadam
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Neither Maldives nor China can teach India a lesson now you dimwitted retard. We have one of the worlds largest armed forces and an economy growing faster than China’s. You should not be using the name Mumbaikar as you are not Indian. May I suggest MaleMoron?

Mumbaikar
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Not a brothel owner like you.

Mumbaikar
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RAW has no business in Maldives. You shouldn’t be here in the first place. Gogo you ghetto

MumbaiMadam
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MaleMoron, why would RAW or the RSS be remotely interested in a small, insignificant tinpot dictatorship like Maldives? Seriously, you Mallus have an exaggerated opinion of yourselves. I personally can’t wait for your elections to begin. Most muslim countries have no concept of democracy and couldn’t organize a free and fair election any more than a boozeup in a brewery! Maldives is a good example. Yet India organizes free democratic elections despite having a vast population of 1.2 billion.
Make sure all opposition candidates and their supporters are locked up before the elections begin.