India wants to fire misbehaving ministers and give the Maldives the riot act.

The Maldives has been informed that President M. Muizzu is responsible for mending bilateral ties.

The Maldivian high commissioner to India was called to the foreign affairs ministry on Monday and given the riot act due to disparaging statements made by a few ministers in President Mohamed Muizzu’s administration on social media about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to those with knowledge of the situation, President Muizzu was informed that President Shaheeb, the high commissioner for Madivia, had the responsibility to mend the bilateral relationship since the Maldives had damaged it. The ambassador was also persuaded that the three junior ministers need to be fired rather than merely placed on leave.

The persons mentioned above claim that the MEA was abrupt with the high commissioner and that he was shown the door in four minutes.

President Muizzu’s silence on the impolite actions of the three junior ministers, especially the two female ministers who are meant to serve as the President’s spokesperson, has infuriated New Delhi. In fact, MEA is questioning if the junior ministers were told on purpose to incite this fury on the eve of President Muizzu’s trip to China in order to request funding from President Xi Jinping.

Following Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep, the three deputy ministers made offensive remarks about him for his post on “X,” implying that it was an attempt to position the Union Territory as a tourism destination that might rival the Maldives.

The Maldives’ foreign ministry claims that although the comments are personal viewpoints and do not represent the government’s position, the administration is aware of “derogatory remarks” made against foreign leaders on social media.

“The Maldivian administration is aware of disparaging comments made on social media sites against foreign dignitaries and prominent figures. The Maldivian foreign ministry stated in a statement on Sunday that “these opinions are personal and do not represent the views of the government of the Maldives.”

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