Bainimarama apologizes to Modi
November 19, 2014 3:05 am
Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainarama has had to apologize to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Parliament Oppositions behavior.
“I apologize to you, Prime Minister Modi, on behalf of the people of Fiji, for this inexcusable behavior, which does not have anything to do with the relations between our countries. It only shows that some of us have some lessons to learn about democracy, statecraft, and nationhood.”
Bainimarama says the government after elections should be about finding ways to work for the common good.
Bainimarana added that among other rights democracy includes political rights, economic and social rights—the right to medical care and a healthy environment.
The SODELPA members of Opposition had earlier today boycotted the special Parliament sitting because they believe the government deliberately excluded them from the planning of Modis’ state visit.
The government on the other hand had yesterday released a statement saying the planning of the trip was the government’s responsibility.