Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PM Kamla won't sit on UNC screening committee for CWC byelection

Kamla Persad-Bissessar won't sit on the screening committee of the United National Congress (UNC) that will select the candidate for the party in the July 29 byelection in the Chaguanas West constituency.

The UNC political leader made the announcement on Monday night at a meeting at the Munroe Road Hindu School in Bejucal, Central Trinidad. She also announced that the party would announce the candidate at a political rally on Friday. 

Persad-Bissessar said members of the screening committee would include deputy leaders Roodal Moonilal and Marlene Coudray, Party Organiser Chandresh Sharma, North Regional Coordinator Don Sylvester and Central Coordinator Glenn Ramadharsingh. The party's women and youth groups would also be represented in the committee.

The screening is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the party's headquarters at the Rienzi Complex. Persad Bissessar stated that the party would follow the established rules as outlined in the constitution to determine who will represent the party. Former MP Jack Warner, who triggered the election with his resignation, is one of the persons who has submitted nomination papers. The party has invited him for screening at 7.40 Tuesday evening.

In a speech in which she announced several government initiatives Persad-Bissessar urged constituents of Chaguanas West to support the UNC. She said the People's Partnership is determined to keep its 29 seats in Parliament and that means Chaguanas West must be returned to the UNC.

She asked supporters to reject the opposition People's National Movement (PNM) and tell them the constituency already has the best representation. She said the only way for all the development in Chaguanas West and other regions to continue is to ensure that the party and the partnership remain strong and remain in government.

She noted a comment by PNM chairman Franklin Khan that the party won't win the seat. She cautioned supporters about that, saying it is a PNM trick to make people let their guard down and become complacent.

Earlier in the meeting Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh said the PNM is so out of touch with what is going on it has set up the campaign office for the Chaguanas West byelection in Couva South. He called on the PNM to get its geography right.

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