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Political Heat Intensifies as Party Leaders Take To The Ground In Full Battle Gear

by | Aug 19, 2014

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minster Kamla Persad Bissessar says  that the People’s National Movement Party is on a campaign of fear and panic.

She made the statement while addressing supporters at a Monday Night Forum held by the United National Congress at the Gasparillo Secondary School.

Mrs. Persad Bissessar claimed that ever since proposals of Amendments to the Constitution were bought to Parliament a few weeks ago, the PNM has been trying to invoke fear in citizens.

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The Prime Minister stated that if the Bill is passed it will be impossible for any party to win along the lines of racial voting.

She used statistics from the 2011 Population Housing and Census Demographic Report as proof for her claims.

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Mrs. Persad Bissessar questioned why the PNM did not want the Amendments included in the nation’s constitution although it was enshrined in the PNM’s Constitution.

She urged supporters not to be fooled by the latest gimmicks of the PNM but to support a move that will give power to the people.

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Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar 

Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley.

Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley.

Meanwhile, the political heat continued in the South Land on Monday evening as the People’s National Movement (PNM) also held a meeting.

PNM leader Dr, Keith Rowley took to the podium at the Skiffle Panyard on Coffee Street in San Fernando, where warned party faithfuls that they are living in perilous times.

He once again knocked the Government for its passage of the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill.

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Dr. Rowley revealed that he only became aware of the Bill while attending a Commonwealth meeting in Barbados.

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The Opposition Leader maintained that if the Bill becomes law, it would take away T&T’s democracy.

He alleged that a certain group of United National Congress members are the ones responsible for the Bill.

Dr. Rowley dismissed newspaper columns that compared the amendments to a Bill that was laid in Parliament by former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

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Debate on the Constitution Amendment Bill is carded to take place on Tuesday 29th August.

For the Bill to pass it needs the support of at least one Independent Senator.

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