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Ruling party slams ‘ethnic appeals’

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

THE People’s National Movement has criticised what it sees as attempts by UNC Alliance and COP to introduce race and ethnicity into the general election campaign.

A release sent yesterday by the PNM’s public relations officer, Jerry Narace, said no sooner had the Prime Minister announced election, the UNC Alliance and the COP began to make “ethnic appeals.”

The release said the most brazen were statements made by Kamla Tewarie, leader of the Hindu Women’s Organisation, which attempted to criticise the PM for choosing an election date within the Divali period.

Tewarie is the mother of COP candidate for Chaguanas East, Nirad Tewarie.

“The PNM rejects this naked attempt at using an ostensibly religious organisation for naked politicking,” the release said.

“It is clear that both parties are growing worried over the massive support enjoyed by the PNM.”



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