Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on May 26 joined the protest against Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel’s reforms in the union territory. Expressing his solidarity with the people of UT, Rahul said “the ignorant bigots in power are destroying the islands”.
Rahul demanded the immediate removal of Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel, saying he is not only destroying the peace and culture of the islands but also harassing” the people by imposing arbitrary restrictions.
“Lakshadweep is India’s jewel in the ocean. The ignorant bigots in power are destroying it. I stand with the people of Lakshadweep,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted on May 26.
Protests in Lakshadweep are taking place after BJP came up with a draft, which proposes a ban on beef, disqualification of panchayat poll aspirants with more than two children, etc.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on May 25 said the “BJP government and its administration have no business to destroy its heritage, to harass the people of Lakshadweep or to impose arbitrary restrictions and rules on them.”
Congress has also alleged that the Administrator is allowing liquor on the islands, which is prohibited till now .