Top of the morning bloggers. Well the NFP have likened the farter Charter with girmit! Now from an Indian perspective, that is really really low. Vore’s trip to New York this week will hopefully be met with protesters and we at SV encourage all those freedom bloggers in New York to pelt Vore with eggs and anything of like nature because he needs to know that what he is doing in Fiji is despicable. As a matter of fact, we at SV would like all bloggers all over the world to stage protests outside Fiji High Commissions in Canberra, Wellington, PNG, Washington, etc to put this illegal junta on notice that we have had enough and our support base is much wider and larger than they care to admit. Let’s continue objecting to the farter Charter ragone and let’s see what this week unfolds.
Monday, September 22, 2008
THE National Federation Party says Indians will once again be girmitiyas if the draft People’s Charter is endorsed. Speaking to party members at the Tacirua Bhartiya Pathshala yesterday, NFP general secretary Pramod Rae said the charter was an obnoxious and divisive document.
Mr Rae said the draft People’s Charter did not enjoy the same degree of legitimacy as the Constitution of Fiji did because those who were part of the charter process were not credible. “The interim regime has achieved nothing in this two years and the extension on the charter consultation is of no use,” he said.
Mr Rae said the people have given their views on the charter and no amount of extension on consultation was going to change that. Speaking in Hindi, Mr Rae said anyone who supported the charter was a traitor. NFP president Raman Singh said the whole charter process was political engineering to change the people.
Mr Singh said the party was not against change but it said could not be thrust upon the people. He said the way forward was the political forum. Mr Singh said the Fiji Labour Party had agreed to be part of the political forum and the NFP was also willing to be part of the discussions.
“Sir Paul Reeves has all the knowledge on how things work in Fiji and he should be part of the forum,’ said Mr Singh. He said apart from the elections, the political forum was the only way to get all representatives to be talking together to solve the political problem in Fiji.
The NFP called for the interim regime’s immediate dismissal and for a caretaker civilian government installed to make way for elections under the Constitution.