UNC MP Fuad Khan, who said he shares the same beliefs as colleague Ganga Singh, chose to leave the Parliament on Friday before the vote on Government’s pension amendments “because I didn’t want to be subjected to the vote, on this. Had I been there, I don’t know what I’d have done” Khan added yesterday.
Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh sees unity as the only way the PNM can be defeated in any upcoming elections.
Singh addressed a UNC Chaguanas West cottage meeting at the Felicity Hindu School, Chaguanas on Thursday night, held in connection with the UNC's upcoming National Assembly.
Singh said the only way an opposition party defeated the PNM since independence was to forge bonds with other political entities opposed to the PNM.
He said the PNM is in freefall after making several blunders in the past three years including the sea-bridge and sandals fiascoes.
The UNC National Executive (Natex) is dismissing Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Ganga Singh's claims that the calling of elections for the post of political leader is unconstitutional.
The UNC Natex says it is prepared to respond to any legal challenge brought against it in this regard.
It issued the following statement today:
Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh has been appointed Opposition Chief Whip, replacing Dr Roodal Moonilal who resigned from the post to contest the leadership post in the upcoming UNC Internal Election.
The announcement was made today by the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.
The following is the full statement.
"The Leader of the Opposition today informed the Clerk of the House of Representatives that Mr. Ganga Singh, MP for Chaguanas West has been appointed to serve as Opposition Chief Whip.