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Lakshadweep administrator says new rules are key to development | India News


KOCHI: Blaming “misinformation” for the riots in Lakshadweep, collector S Asker Ali on Thursday defended a series of contentious policy changes initiated by administrator Praful Patel as an integral part of the archipelago’s development.
Ali said that the development of Lakshadweep in all these years had not been commensurate with its potential. “Maldives has become a great tourist spot on the world map. But even today, there are negligible facilities for tourism in Lakshadweep. “He said that three eco-village projects to boost tourism will be implemented by the Lakshadweep administration in collaboration with Niti Aayog starting in August. Ali dismissed as” misleading propaganda. “That any member of the gram panchayat with more than two children would cease to hold office.” This will not have retroactive effect. The rule is intended to be an encouragement for proper family planning, “he said.
Withdraw changes in the rules, Rahul Write to PM Modi
Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called on Prime Minister Modi to guarantee the withdrawal of the new rules in Lakshadweep. In a letter to Modi, he drew attention to the changes introduced under the “guise of development and maintenance of law and order.” He said the changes were made without consulting individuals or elected representatives.

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