JP leader warns against one party parliament majority

Ruling coalition partner Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim on Wednesday has warned against the "dangers" of giving parliament majority to one political party ahead of the parliamentary elections in April.

Speaking during a ceremony that saw new members joining JP, the business tycoon said historically, one party controlling the majority in parliament was extremely "bitter" for the people.

"The people must think about giving parliament majority to one party. Whether it will protect them or endanger them. This is something we must consider and calculate. We must learn from past lessons," Gasim said aiming a thinly veiled dig at fellow coalition partner Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Nasheed who himself is running for parliament has continued to reiterate that the main ruling MDP must win parliament majority to sustain the coalition government adding that "a car cannot run without fuel."