Politicians team up
August 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Political partners of the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party continue to hold discussions behind the controversy surrounding the submissions to the constitution commission last week.
Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry finally broke his silence and spoke to FBC news – but just like the SDL heirachy and other usual political commentators – he is still keeping mum on whether or not he agrees with the controversial submissions.
“Well it’s not only the SDL Party, there’s the Labour Party, there’s the NFP and the UPP. All these parties are holding discussions on the constitution process. Particularly if it is credible.”
In an extremely interesting and historical twist, politicians that couldn’t bear the sight of each other are now dropping any fasaad of party principles and have entered into a marriage of convenience.
The National Federation Party is the new inclusion into the political partnership with the SDL, as confirmed by its leader Parmod Rae.
“Political parties have been demonized by authorities, that they’re the worst of the worst which is far from the truth. Cooperation is very much part of democratic processes, and the constitution process and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
And the leader of the third political partner, Mick Beddoes says their discussions will continue.
“We’re having on-going discussions and we’ll continue to do that in addressing all of the issues that we feel needs addressing.”
It is expected, the four parties will make a joint submission to the constitution commission in October.