18 Aug 2008

Fiji's NFP says Labour Party trying to exert damage control

8:59 pm on 18 August 2008

The National Federation Party says the FIji labour Party will still have to answer the questions people have for them, after its three ministers stepped down from the interim Government.

Mahendra Chaudhry is leaving the interim government, along with the interim Minister for Tourism Tom Ricketts and the Local Government Minister Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi, after the decision was unanimously reached at the Fiji Labour Party council meeting.

The chairman of the NFP, Pramod Rae, says the party is trying to exercise damage control for supporting the regime.

"It's an admission on their part, firstly that they don't have tha answers, they themselves have failed policies. Secondly, they may have come to a rather belated realisation that trason is after all treason, and that is you support treason, you're committing the most heinous crime against society."

Pramod Rae says having supported the interim regime, the party is trying to garner support, but he says people are not that naive.