The PPP does not tolerate independent minds
Stabroek News
February 18, 2004

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Dear Editor,

Those who know the PPP would be aware that the party operates in the most undemocratic ways. It has been manipulated by a clique from Freedom House. It is no surprise that the PPP has expelled Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, a member of the Central Com-mittee of that party.

Ramjattan happened to be the most brilliant and charismatic personality in that party. The plan to remove Ramjattan from the Central Committee of the PPP was engineered by a clique of leading figures from Freedom House. The PPP has a history to shut up, shut out or force out brilliant minds e.g. Balram Singh Rai, Fenton Ramsahoye, Moses Bhagwan, Asgar Ally and most recently Khemraj Ramjattan.

The PPP always feels threatened by brilliant minds especially when they observe that their junior colleagues have qualities of leadership. No doubt the ruling party has seen Ramjattan's cleverness, popularity and charismatic personality that qualify him to be a shining star in the PPP, something which may not go down well for his party colleagues.

The Party Congress has always been undemocratic. It undermines the views of and shows great contempt for party loyalists and supporters. Can a political robot or rubberstamp make any contribution towards national development?

The politics of Freedom House has caused many to get frustrated causing some to cross the political floor such as: Vin-cent Teekah, Ranji Chandisingh and Harrilall. Despite the dictatorship of Forbes Burnham, he had recruited brilliant minds to assist him in the making of political and administrative decisions.

The PPP has put Khemraj on trial. They acted as the judge, jury and executioner. The people now have the opportunity of putting the PPP on trial, a trial that is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

K. Persaud