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Nalini calls it quits
Nalini Dial yesterday tendered her resignation from the Congress of the People. In a letter addressed to COP General Secretary Nirad Tewarie, Dial said, “In doing this, I feel a sense of relief, as if a burden has been taken off my shoulders. I no longer have to feel guilty for misleading the population, when I supported, campaigned, and voted for this People's Partnership.”
Among the reasons given for her decision to leave, Dial cited “the missteps, mistakes, mishaps, misdeeds, committed by the UNC partner in this govt, such as: the Reshmi affair; the Gopaul contract; the SOE; the false assassination plot and the crime of the century: Clause 34”.
She said that in addition she now had “to endure the misdeeds committed by some in my own party, during our National Executive Election. I witnessed the biasness and preferential treatment given to a particular candidate, by the Election Commission.” Dial said, “I am forced to conclude, that the COP has completely lost its way.”
She said she would return her”COP/UNC party card” today. “I say COP/UNC, because we are now the UNC incarnate,” she said.
“Where is the 'Good Governance' and 'New Politics', that we promised the people? Each day, I recall when Mr. Winston Dookeran told us that the COP was going into coalition with the UNC! I, as well as many others, were (sic) brought to tears. We knew then, as we know now, that this would be a terrible mistake, and now we are seeing the result of that decision. It is said, that “the end must not justify the means', and now the entire country is paying the price for our mistake,” she said.
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