Blog: Only a defective Mind…
A political observer said that only a defective mind could have done and behaved in the way the President of the Republic did at the Independence celebrations on Sunday 18th March at Hindu House. He was destroying his own karma.
In response to a call of unity by the president of the Hindu House, Virendra Ramdhun, the President went on to attack the policies and performance of the government in front of the Prime Minister, several ministers and a packed hall. Totally unprovoked, unwarranted, unbecoming.
He succeeded only in alienating the members and president of the Hindu House. Ramdhun publicly condemned him for his statement and for spoiling the celebration. From a reliable source, I have learnt that the resignation is a foregone conclusion. The date fixed is before 31st of March. The President will not read the presidential address on the 16th of April in Parliament.
People do not understand the Machiavellian logic of the MMM in forcing the President to resign as a condition for the so-called Medpoint II agreement. The MMM has already belittled the leader of the MSM, Pravind Jugnauth. It was the MMM which dubbed the Medpoint deal the scandal of the century. Somebody reminded me that the first federation of MMM/ MSM broke down after the victory of Xavier Duval in a by-election at Beau Bassin in 1999. After their second alliance was defeated in 2005, MMM and MSM separated on a bitter note. Even Pravind Jugnauth could not be elected.
The history of MSM party is full of betrayal. All those who could have claimed to succeed SAJ as leader were discarded. Madan Dulloo, Dinesh Ramjuttun, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo are the prominent ones. Today they are with MMM. Even Ashock Jugnauth, the brother of Sir Anerood and an uncle of Pravind Jugnauth was sacrificed. He had to create his own party and ally himself with MMM. It was Navin Ramgoolam who came as a savior. Labour supported Pravind Jugnauth at the by-election in Moka-Quartier Militaire constituency when Ashock Jugnauth lost his seat after being condemned for corruption. Pravind Jugnauth won against his own uncle.
In the 2005 elections, Navin Ramgoolam offered MSM a larger number of tickets than their strength. After the victory they were given the best ministries. Navin Ramgoolam has also renewed the term of office of the President. People think the ingratitude had got a new name. Your guess is as good as mine.
Nobody had expected Pravind Jugnauth and Maya Hanoomanjee to conclude the Medpoint deal with haste and without following the procedures. ICAC arrested them. They were released on bail. Pravind Jugnauth chose to take his party away from government and crossed the floor.
How can anybody blame Navin Ramgoolam for the acts of Pravind Jugnauth and Maya Hanoomanjee? Was he expected to interfere with ICAC and close the case? Is not Navin Ramgoolam right in giving freedom to institutions to function independently? Or was he expected to close down ICAC just to do away with the case? There is precedence. MMM had closed down ECO - Economic Crime Office, when it was about to arrest a senior minister of MMM.
Many people believe that SAJ is coming back to politics only to safeguard his interest, protect his empire, save his son. It can be done only, if it can be done, if MSM and MMM come back to power and he becomes Prime Minister. He has no choice but to gamble.
Everybody knows that Pravind Jugnauth and Paul Berenger don't like each other. Their respective followers even hate each other. But everything is possible in politics. The desire to grab power is too powerful. Nothing and nobody matters. MMM has already lost its soul in the process.
The political observer also said that SAJ will soon learn after his resignation that his own dog will not recognise him. Only a defective mind can think of taking the people for a ride.
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