Former Prime Minister and founder of the United National Congress, Basdeo Panday, has launched his Generation Next slate of candidates for the upcoming UNC internal party elections

Speaking at Rienzi Complex in Couva on Saturday Mr. Panday insisted that no minister or official of the People’s Partnership Government is a member of the national executive except for its political leader Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Panday stressed the need for his candidates to develop an army of soldiers who are willing to wage battle against those who would destroy the UNC

He said Generation Next must establish a constituency committee which would then establish a working committee in each electoral district to ensure that they are in control of every polling division

Panday was defeated by Persad Bissessar during the party’s last internal election on January 24th 2010

This year’s internal election will be held on March 24th at Rienzi Complex