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Excerpts from the interview of VP to Miadhu Daily
Question: In recent times it has become a norm that if a person wants to win an election he should sell as much as dreams he could to the people. In fact we have witnessed this from some candidate of some elections held in Maldives too. To win the election they make a number of promises they know that they would not be fulfilling. Even some the Majlis members who gets a wage of about 82000 Ruffiya per month have many of their election promises to the people unfulfilled. So when this becomes the norm here, as it has now, then what will be the effects of it whether it be the Presidential elections or local council elections or other than that? Do you in anyway support such politics?
Vice President WaheedDeen: “No. I do not support that. And my thinking is not in that line. The main problem is the lack of awareness among the people!
Getting an education in a school would not give the person the knowledge of politics or the political situation of the country. That is why we have to teach these councilors. Why does that some of the people blindly trust the many promises of the candidates? It is because he or she lacks awareness of politics. That is why we should increase awareness programmes. We should educate them and cultivate them. We should make them realize what can be done and what cannot be done for the nation.
This is something we should take heed of and I believe that such things are becoming the standard of politics in the country because of the lack of awareness. Then as for the people who commit such actions, they should know that their successes in the election will not last for too long.
At some point the people will realize that this is not right. Many of the promises are still left unfulfilled. When I was the Atolls Minister and when I used to travel to the islands I get many requests to lay the foundation of many buildings. I though this is indeed a very dangerous thing to do.
Immediately I noticed all of the employees of the Atolls Ministry that Waheed Deen would not be go to any island to lay the foundation of any place however I am ready to go for inauguration or opening of the buildings or institutes. As for laying the foundation then no. I told them it is best to request the elderly and the religious scholars to lay the foundations. And Allaah Willing I would go for the opening ceremony. So there are no places that the foundation were laid by me during my tenure as the Atolls Minister…”