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Congress wants Lakshadweep administrator removed, calls him 'undemocratic'

Kerala Leader of Opposition VD Satheesan wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking the newly-appointed Administrator of Lakshadweep Praful Patel to be immediately called back

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Kerala Congress leader VD Satheesan (file pic/ANI).

Kerala Leader of Opposition (LoP) VD Satheesan on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking the newly-appointed Administrator of to be immediately called back as the people of the island are being subjected to his undemocratic measures.

"After the appointment of the new Administrator in the island, breaking the convention of IAS officers to the post, the people of are being subjected to many undemocratic measures against which a huge resentment is growing in the island," Satheesan wrote in the letter.

"The new Administrator has interfered in the powers of District Panchayat, the only representative body of the people. In an island where there are nominal violations of the rules, the Administrator has invoked Goonda act which we feel is to suppress the voice of the people," the leader added.

He also mentioned that the mishandling of COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in creating a health crisis in the island.

The letter added that such actions are provoking the people of the island and their religious sentiments will cause tremendous damage to peace and tranquility in the island.

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First Published: Wed, May 26 2021. 08:25 IST