The chorus inside BJP for Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel’s review has become stronger, with eight individuals from the party’s Yuva Morcha quitting in the previous two days and a few really showing they may do same in protest against “plain autocratic governance”.
The former Yuva Morcha general secretary PP Mohammed Hashim, who drove the main clump that quit, said others still in the association were similarly as baffled over the choices and recommendations started by the administrator, including a blanket beef ban and passing of Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act . “We joined BJP with the intention of bringing development to the islands. But the administrator doesn’t listen to anyone and foists his orders on us. We decided to quit as the administrator’s rule is disrupting life of the islanders,” said the members quitting the Yuva Morcha.
Apart from Hashim, former president MI Mohammed, ex-treasurer B Shukoor, former state vice-president MC Muthukoya and members PP Jamhar, Afsal N, Anwar Hussain and Ramees N have also resigned from the party.
“We are resigning as the one-sided decisions taken by the new administration is harmful to the peace of Lakshadweep,” wrote the members in their resignation letters on May 24.
The statements from BJP members in Kerala against the crisis going on in Lakshasweep are even hurtful, said Hasim.