|File: ILP Interim leader Jack Warner|
Maharaj and Warner, along with Mayaro MP Winston "Gypsy" Peters, were the trio who worked in the Movement for Change in the United National Congress (UNC), which Warner disbanded when the UNC decided in 2009 that it would call long overdue internal elections.
"Yes we may have quarreled, argued and fought as is expected even among blood related members of a family...We never strayed from our commitment to remain UNC, the home of the rising sun," he said on December 10, 2009.
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In the election that followed Warner rejected Maharaj and endorsed Kamla Persad-Bissessar in her challenge of the party's leader, Basdeo Panday and Maharaj. Persad-Bissessar won a landslide in that three-way race on January 24, 2010, then went on to become opposition leader and Prime Minister following the May 24, 2010 general election.
Since then Maharaj has been one of the harshest critics of the People's Partnership administration, finding a variety of causes to support in advancing his opposition to the government, and in particular the Prime Minister.
He has supported the Highway Reroute Movement and even shared a platform and marched with the People's National Movement (PNM) over the Section 34 matter.
|File: 'Round Table' leaders march against section 34: David Abdulah, Keith Rowley, |
Ancel Roget and Ramesh L. Maharaj
|File: Keith Rowley and Ramesh L. Maharaj sharing a political stage to attack the PP government|
|An ad produced during the Section 34 protests|
“The Attorney General has misused and abused his office...in commenting publicly (on) the subject of ongoing police investigations." He said Ramlogan's comments about a land transaction linked to ILP Deputy Leader Anna Deonarine "is a contempt of court.”
Warner took his cue from that on Wednesday night and highlighted every Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, praising each one and saying none of them would have acted in the manner that Ramlogan had done. He called Maharaj the best AG this country has ever had.
And then announced that the time has come for him to talk with Maharaj again. He also announced that Deonarine would be taking legal action against those who have been ill-speaking Deonarine and linking her to alleged corrupt practices.
Warner also praised Panday as a great leader.