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Suruj: Rowley unfit to lead

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley’s criticism of the country’s co-sponsorship of a United Nations resolution on terrorism shows he is unsuitable to lead the nation, Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan said yesterday.

Last Saturday, Rowley blasted Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for backing the resolution saying she should have put the twin-island first and that “little Trinidad and Tobago has to be careful to walk among the bears and don’t get crushed.”

He spoke at the People’s National Movement (PNM) St Ann’s East constituency conference at San Juan North Secondary School in Bourg Mulatresse on Saturday evening. In response, Rambachan said Rowley was “incompetent” and did not understand global politics.

“I think what you are seeing is an Opposition leader who does not have any vision, who does not understand global politics, who does not understand what is happening in the international environment,” Rambachan said. “At every turn he is showing that he lacks competence to be a leader in this country.”

He addressed reporters following the official opening of the $28 million Calcutta Road #2, B1/3 bridge, Couva yesterday.

Rambachan also took aim at the PNM leadership declaring the Opposition party’s vote against the 2015 Budget was a vote against the nation’s middle and poorer classes. When we voted on the Budget they voted no, so what are they voting against? Pensions, against poor people, against babies, against differently-abled people. I was shocked that they voted against a budget in which the vulnerable in the society have certain gains to be made, they voted against the middle class,” Rambachan said…READ MORE

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