Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama says it is demeaning and offensive to claim the indigenous people of Fiji need protecting.
Rear Admiral Bainimarama was speaking at the opening of a public housing project in Raiwai.
In veiled criticisms of the SODELPA party he said some fighting the election had the audacity to portray themselves as the defenders of iTaukei land.
The FijiFirst leader questioned how Fiji's dominant culture with 91 percent of the land could be threatened.
He also hit out at the party's policies on religion and the state, the restoration of the Great Council of Chiefs and the use of the word Fijian.
He described the policies as arrogant and illogical.
Earlier Fiji media reported the coup-leader described the election as a contest between his party and SODELPA , saying the rest of the parties are minorities.