The resolution presented to parliament by member of main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Male West MP Mohamed Falah, against the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), for coercing people to sign on as members of PPM, has been thrown out.
The resolution was rejected with a clear majority of 38 to 20 votes in favour and three votes null.
The resolution calls to ban the actions of the PPM, which has allegedly forced people to sign up for membership with threats of taking away their jobs unless they complied.
During the debate, lawmakers of PPM said that new members are joining the party willingly with their hearts and souls as they believe in the development brought to the nation by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
Previously, PPM leader and Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom had also stated that some people are being coerced to become members of the party. However, President Abdulla Yameen’s faction of the divided ruling party has denied the allegations.
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