Race

Sat Maharaj: People are seeing race in roti talk

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Satnarayan Maharaj says it is unfortunate that the Divali meal served by former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the Diplomatic Centre in 2014 has become a topic on the political platform.

Maharaj, who is the chief spokesperson for one of the largest Hindu organisations, told the T&T Guardian “it is unfortunate that the expression ‘roti’ was used. People are now linking it with the Calcutta Ship statement which was made on a political platform some time ago; there is a subliminal racist expression.”