By Ajantha Kumara Agalakada
Except for Minister Kabir Hashim, all other eight Muslim ministers have handed over their letters of resignation to the Presidential Secretariat last evening, sources said.
It was reported that Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Minister Kabir Hashim has not tendered the letter of resignation since he has undertaken a foreign visit.
Accordingly, Ministers Rauff Hakeem, M.H.A. Haleem, Rishad Bathiudeen, State Ministers Faizal Cassim, H. M. M. Harees, Ameer Ali Shihabdeen, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana and Deputy Minister Abdullah Mahrooff have tendered their letters of resignations. The nine Muslim Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers declared on Monday that they have decided to resign in the wake of the allegations levelled against Minister Bathiudeen.