Blog: What has changed?
Nothing has changed in the approach and thinking of the MMM. If we go back to the press of the seventies when the MMM were not represented in Parliament and even after the 1976 general elections, the clarion call of that party has been general elections. If it depended on the MMM they would hold general elections every six months.
Our democracy provides for general elections every five years. This rule will suffer an exception if the government loses a no confidence motion or if it has lost its majority. Such is not the case today. Why can’t the MMM wait for the elections? Why are they in such a hurry? Why is it that the MMM are so confident that the government would lose its majority? Are the leaders of the MMM trying to debauch members of the majority? Was the allegation by Showkutally Soodhun that Navin Ramgoolam had met Dr. Malhotra in the wake of the Medpoint scandal a conspiracy against Labour?
These questions may look innocent or even stupid but the answers to them may be highly revealing on the true motive of the meetings of the MMM and the MSM soon after the resignation of the MSM from the government and the frequent meetings of the leader of the MMM with the President of the Republic. The obsession and haste of the MMM in relishing a possible immediate downfall of Labour after the MSM betrayed the alliance are so apparent that it borders on indecency and below the belt political attacks.
The latest in that irrational saga is the conclusion drawn by Steve Obeegadoo that Navin Ramgoolam is having sleepless nights about his majority in Parliament. But is it not the MSM that are having sleepless nights about being wiped out if they are not salvaged by the MMM as Lindsay Rivière has written in l’express? And is it not the MMM that are revealing their weakness by struggling to find a leader for their future alliance with the MSM to the extent of dragging Le Réduit and its occupier in the realm of politics?
The least that the MMM can do at the beginning of 2012 is not to pray for the downfall of the government but for the prosperity of the country. And devising ways of improving prosperity is not the monopoly of the MMM. We just have to look at how people from almost all walks of life enjoyed the end of year festivities and how parents are rushing to ensure their kids attend schools. This is the reality and it has been like this with Labour since 2005.