Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chaudhry & Qarase to Unite Against Dictator BAINIMARAMA

FBC News 



Qarase ready to work with other parties including FLP


Laisenia Qarase

Report by: Masimeke Latianara
Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewe ni Vanua Party leader Laisenia Qarase is ready to work with the Fiji Labour Party on common ground towards the next elections in 2014.

Qarase says they are willing to join FLP leader Mahendra Chaundhry despite having past differences. He says they are ready to enter into dialogue not only with FLP but other political parties.

“Well I think it is a very good idea and the SDL party stands ready to enter into dialogue with the Fiji Labour Party and possibly with other political parties and other organisations that think alike. I think it is important that we find some common grounds and fight the next election on those common grounds."

FBC News broke the news this morning on Chaudhry and Qarase coming together to fight the next elections.

Chaudhry says despite deep differences in the past, there is nothing strange in uniting with rival political parties when it comes to salvaging the country from a government which suppresses the people through despotism.

FLP and SDL were once the biggest rivals in politics.

Ironically Laisenia Qarase said at one stage that he agreed with the cause of 2000 coup but not the method that removed Chaudhry’s government.

Chaudhry, during his term as Minister for Finance under the Bainimarama government stated that the 2006 coup which removed the SDL government saved Fiji’s economy.

The Fiji Labour Party has decided to join hands with the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Leweni Vanua Party and other parties to front and campaign against the government.

Labour leader Chaudhry
FLP Leader Mahendra Chaudhry in an exclusive interview with FBC News says it’s time political parties leave their differences and get together to oppose the supposed wrong doings of the present government.


Chaudhry says despite deep differences in the past, there is nothing strange in uniting with rival political parties when it comes to salvaging the country from a government which suppresses the people through despotism.

The country is in danger, we have to save the country. Whatever is happening here is before all of us. We have a government which dictates to the people, people don’t have freedom of speech for the past three years, political parties and people could not meet. People were made slaves so in this sort of situation we have to get together and oppose this. Political parties always have their differences. This is not new but we need to get together to get the country out of danger because we think more about the future of this country so we can’t sing different tunes, we have to get together and sing the same tune.

Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga says Chaudhry has every right to make coalition with any political party but he should not make baseless accusations. He says Chaudhry was once part of the same government, which he is criticising today and this clearly demonstrates his agenda behind his allegations.

To accuse the government of slavering the people of Fiji is perhaps a bit surprising at this stage. If he can give us examples of where the government has enslaved the people of Fiji if anything, this government has got the people out of doldrums that the SDL government took us into especially our economic well being. Everybody is praising what the government is doing except for the two political parties. We are now well off when he (Chaudhry) was Minister for Finance under Bainimarama, he was one of those who were brought in to help the government especially our financial well being but he failed and he was dismissed and now he is saying things against a government of which he was part of once. It’s difficult to see Chaudhry saying anything truthful or straight.

FLP and SDL were once the biggest rivals in politics.

Ironically Laisenia Qarase said at one stage that he agreed with the cause of 2000 coup but not the method that removed Chaudhry’s government.

Chaudhry, during his term as Minister for Finance under the Bainimarama government stated that the 2006 coup which removed the SDL government saved Fiji’s economy.


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