Ramjattan didn't toe the line
Stabroek News
March 1, 2004

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Dear Editor,

I listened for a whole hour as Clement Rohee from the PPP was talking about party discipline on NTN Channel 69. He said that Khemraj Ramjattan should "pack up and go" for breaching discipline.

Mr Rohee was behaving like a PPP landlord. He feels that Ramjattan is a tenant who should "pack up and go".

Did Rohee apply this quit order when Bharrat Jagdeo sacked him as Minister of Foreign Affairs and told him to "pack up and go" from the Ministry building. Did Rohee leave? Never!

Mr Rohee can defy the President because he thinks that he has the PPP owner/landlady on his side. When Rohee was sacked as Foreign Minister it was Janet Jagan who wrote letters to the press saying how Rohee was a better minister.

This "pack up and go" rule applies only to those like Ramjattan who don't toe the communist line. The poor followers of the PPP are not told these things.

Yours faithfully,

Vishwadath Naipaul