The suspension of Diego Martin West member of Parliament Dr. Keith Rowley is a deliberate political move by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to create social unrest. This is the view of former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj who also believes the Prime Minister is committing a political act against the opposition and the country at large.
Speaking with the Power Breakfast Show this morning Mr. Maharaj said, the Prime Minister is prepared to use the Parliament to campaign for the next General Election and not for the business of the nation.
Mr. Maharaj said the suspension is a clear violation of public law rights.
Senior council Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.
And also commenting on the issue Independent Liberal Party Leader Jack Warner said the suspension of the Diego Martin West MP is the Prime Minister’s way of getting back at him (Dr. Rowley) for the role he played in having Anand Ramlogan fired.
Mr. Warner believes the Government is also trying to provoke the constituents of Diego Martin to rise up thereby creating a state of emergency.
Agreeing with Mr. Warner Mr. Maharaj said suspending the Opposition Leader on the eve of the Parliament being prorogued is a definite move to avoid calling the General Election.
Mr. Maharaj said this is the most undemocratic Government the country has ever seen. He further expressed that the suspension of the Opposition Leader from the house may well be a way to avoid dealing with issues affecting the country.
Mr. Maharaj said you cannot have democracy in the Parliament without the Opposition.