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PNM chairman to Govt: Honour all former PMs
Chairman of the People’s National Movement Franklin Khan is calling on the People’s Partnership Government to recognise the contribution of late prime minister Dr Eric Williams, founder of the PNM, in Independence celebrations next month. He made the call during the PNM’s public meeting on the San Juan Promenade on Tuesday.
“To do otherwise is to be biased, deceitful, downright political and wicked,” Khan added. He called on the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led Government also to recognise all former prime ministers — George Chambers, ANR Robinson, Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday. He said the Jamaican Government was honouring all former prime ministers in the 50th anniversary Independence celebrations, also taking place there next month.
Another speaker, Senator Terrence Deyalsingh, said since May 2010, when the PP assumed office, a “blight” had befallen Trinidad and Tobago. Deyalsingh said one of the units of the PP Government, the National Joint Action Committee, was undemocratic, as it had had no leadership elections in 40 years.
He later called on every member of the Congress of the People (COP) in the House of Representatives and the Senate to resign, as the Government was now moving to reinstate the land and building taxes. The COP was elected on its Axe the Tax campaign in 2010. He said PP meant Pinocchio Party. “You know what Pinocchio does? He lies.” Deyalsingh told the cheering crowd.
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