In light of India's BJP affiliated lawmaker Subramanian Swamy's remark of possibly 'invading Maldives' if the results of upcoming presidential elections is colluded, opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih shot a stern response.
Solih in a retweet quoting Subramanian's earlier tweet, had strongly condemned the Indian lawmaker's words.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) endorsed presidential candidate alleged incumbent president Abdulla Yameen was working in cahoots with Elections Commission (EC) to collude the elections results.
However, the confident opposition candidate declared he will face president Yameen against a transparent election and win through internationally accepted standards.
Solih also assured he will not let nationalistic sentiments cloud his judgement, and claimed the sovereignty and freedom of Maldives was far more precious than an impulse response.
Many have since criticized the BJP lawmaker's remarks, he tweeted following the meeting with former president Mohamed Nasheed.