Anil Tape Scandal: What would Cheddi Jagan do?

11

 

By Kurt Campbell

Former President of Guyana. Dr Cheddi Jagan
Former President of Guyana. Dr Cheddi Jagan

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commenting on the Anil Nandlall issue which has dominated the local press over the last two weeks, Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member, Moses Nagamootoo says it is his sincere belief that had former President, the late Dr Cheddi Jagan been faced with such a situation, Nandlall would have not escaped discipline.

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall is currently being investigated by the police amid mounting calls for his resignation, after a profanity laced and threatening telephone conversation between himself and a Senior Journalist went public.

In an invited comment, the Alliance for Change (AFC) Executive reminded that he served for some 50 years within the PPP, most of that time with Dr Jagan. He said the well celebrated leader, if faced with rouge elements, would have used his discretion as President or the Party’s Disciplinary Committee to ensure the individual is sanctioned appropriately.

“I believe very sincerely that faced with this situation, Cheddi Jagan would have used his discretion to rein in a Minister who runs around like a duke without a head,” Nagamootoo told reporters; adding that “I would have expected that he be brought up to the Disciplinary Committee of the PPP.”

He recalled the expulsion of Khemraj Ramjattan by that very committee; saying it was done when he committed the most innocent of all offences when he referred to the conduct of former President Bharrat Jagdeo as infantile.

He reminded too that former Local Government Minister, Harripersaud Nokta was investigated by that Committee after allegations of sleaze.

AFC Member of Parliament, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews' Photo]
AFC Member of Parliament, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews’ Photo]
“There is something called a code of conduct in the PPP by which you are judged to the extent that you cause damage to the image of Party… if your conduct while you hold office is bringing disrepute to your organization then those factors are good enough for that you to appear before the Committee,” Nagamootoo explained; adding that “I don’t know why he has not appeared before the Committee.”

He believes the problem lies in that the Party is no longer controlled by those who worked closely with Dr Jagan and shared his ideals.

“The problem is that the PPP is controlled by the non PPP, it is no longer controlled by the Jagan-ite elements; it is being controlled by the Jagdeo elements. This Party is incapable of exercising the discipline required in this situation,” Nagamootoo opined.

He believes what is happening may be part of the new political culture of the PPP, where when an official is under fire, their colleagues tend to give support under the presumption that if “one fall all will fall.”

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.

“Like in the case of Clement Rohee, Ashni Singh, Leslie Ramsammy, Kellawan lLll and now Anil Nandlall; “it is a warp political rationale and that is why no bold attempt is being made to deal with irregular and disgraceful conduct of persons who hold public office.”

He further noted, “A minister is simply an assistant of the President and Ramotar has a constitutional responsibility to discharge whenever one of his assistants steps out of line.”

Meanwhile, in relation to the President’s threat to prorogue Parliament, should the Opposition push ahead with its no confidence motion, Nagamootoo said he can say predictably Dr Jagan would never do such.

“He was quintessentially a democrat and having been associated with PPP for 50 years with Jagan, I can tell you that he would have avoided this constitutional crisis,” the now AFC Executive added.

He said that Dr Jagan would have explored all avenues for compromises, consensus and negotiation.

“I doubt whether Cheddi Jagan would want any of this.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. Galfromna you can say the dead brain cockroach EVIL, and ppl like him pray and get up and thief like nothing happen,one of he own indian gon robb he not a pnc cause the will soon only be able to thief for one another like they doing right now, all the lalls, khan,and the list go on are crabs prayer cant help you when you brain dead,,

  2. Bunom de hitching a ride with Jagan too..Jagn used to buy burger for Bunom..Den Bunom turn round and bite aff Jagan hand..dat bundhar is same as de nimakaram

  3. LIKE MR MOSES NAGAMOOTOO BBM [BERBICE BRIDGE MILLIONAIRE] CAN’T HELP LYING. WAS KHEMRAJ RAMJATTAN EXPELLED FROM THE PPP BY THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE BECAUSE HE REFERRED TO BHARRAT JAGDEO’S ACTION S AS INFANTILE? MOSES NAGAMOOTOO BBM, YOU’RE LYING THROUGH YOUR TEETH. YOU KNOW VERY WELL THAT HE WAS EXPELLED BECAUSE HE WAS FETCHING CONFIDENTIAL PARTY INFORMATION TO THE US EMBASSY. BUT THE EMBASSY PEOPLE KNOW THAT “A MAN WHO BETRAYS HIS FRIENDS CANNOT BE TRUSTED BY HIS ENEMIES” SO , KHEMRAJ LEFT HANG UP.

  4. Do you guys even know it is the PPP that made Naga what he is today. the PPP took him out of the 14a cane cutting gang and educate him. did someone say Nimakaram?

  5. MR. MOSES NAGAMOOTOO [BBM] IS OBVIOUSLY SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA. IS MR. MOSES NAGAMOOTOO [BBM] SO SENILE THAT HE CANNOT REMEMBER THAT DR. JAGAN PROROGUED THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN 1964? I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT HAD DR.JAGAN BEEN ALIVE TODAY,MR. MOSES NAGAMOOTOO BBM [BERBICE BRIDGE MILLIONARE] WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPELLED FROM THE PARTY AND WOULD PROBABLY HAVE BEEN SPENDING QUALITY TIME AT LOT 12 CAMP STREET , GEORGETOWN, WRITING A NEW NOVEL BY THE NAME ” CAMP STREET CURE.” IT IS HIGH TIME THAT MR. MOSES NAGAMOOTOO BBM [ BERBICE BRIDGE MILLIONAIRE] STOP POKING HIS DIRTY INFECTED FINGERS INTO OTHERPEOPLE’S EYES, TRYING TO DIG OUT SAWDUST WHEN HE HAS HUGE GREENHEART LOGS IN HIS OWN EYES. COME TO YOUR SENSES, MR. MOSES NAGAMOOTOO BBM [BERBICE BRIDGE MILLIONAIRE] AND SHUT YUH SO AND SO MOUTH!

  6. Emile..Jagan choose Bunom to be godfather of his kid..Yuh tink Jagan was dat smart? It was PNC Nigel Hughes who kneel down and was sucking on Jagdeo to be AG and big Jag seh eh eh no..

  7. Emile I believe it was the deterioration of the party that cause him to be called home, he was hurt seeing now that the office was given to him he had none around of which he could have been pleased.
    factions were being develop to the extent that discipline was over of reach, remember Pres. Jadgeo message to Mrs. Jagan when she express an opinion about his leadership. even the Jagan children saw and commented on the new brand of PPP.

  8. First, Jagan would never have chosen Nandlall for AG. Second, Jagan would not have allowed the party to deteriorate to the level where it is facing a no-confidence motion as custodian of government!

  9. I believed that many individuals need to step down since they have tarnixhed the reputation of the office or entity. Dev kumar is no stranger to this kind of behavior, skeldon estate is on fire since his last drama and his wife is putting on a bigger show, walking with thin loose dress accusing and running offive girls to beat them. Isnt this guys bringing disrepute to the estate? I strongly believe though that he will be transferred soin because the CEO will try to cover for him. Call upon them nagas, let them step dowm…I support you. Ppp crucifying themselves.

  10. Nagapakoo if Jagan was still around you would have had no choice but to remain the silent SNAKE you are in PPP..Get it straight Jagan did not dead and leff the country to you..the blacks in guyana done come to that conclusion that Bunom didnt die and leff country fuh dem..Nagapakoo why wont you talk about Glen Lall wire tapping…Nagapakoo you are so afraid that Glen Lall will expose you for the snake you are? Glen Lall money gat you talking Nagapakoo..soon u will stop talking…

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.