Datt fires at Chaudhry
Report by: Dev Narayan
Former Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations Krishna Datt today revealed the real reason for him parting ways with Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry.
In a press conference this morning, Datt says the Labour Leader was living in fear that one day one of the five that were told to leave the party would unseat him from his prestigious and lucrative position.
Five of us were made to leave the Fiji Labour Party for disagreeing with the Labour Leader on some of the decisions. At that stage our differences were articulated within the party. In any democratic political system differences over issues and decisions taken are normal and can be handled in a democratic manner.
He says the FLP having lost credibility with Indian voters, for a number of reasons, is now wooing i-Taukei support by leaning on Qarase.
This is the only way labour can hope to survive. Students of political science can have a field day following the manoeuvring of the Labour leader in trying to place him in a vantage position.
Meanwhile Mahendra Chaudhry has refrained from commenting, saying he will only do so after he has read the statement by Datt.