Opposition sings “apology to Sharma” as Manickhand tries to speak in Parliament


By Fareeza Haniff

Parliament[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition side of the National Assembly erupted in a song, while banging on the parliament desks, demanding that Education Minister, Priya Manickchand apologise to former APNU Parliamentarian, Jailpaul Sharma.

The Opposition started banging on the desks, singing “apology to Sharma” as Manickchand stood to make her contribution to the budget debate in the National Assembly on Friday evening, April 04.

Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman called for order in the House. As Manickchand made another attempt to speak, the Opposition started to bang on their desks again, demanding that she apologise.

Sharma resigned from the National Assembly following a heckling incident in the House on Tuesday, April 01.

Manickchand had heckled “ask the APNU member Sharma” while MP Volda Lawrence was addressing the issue of rape in the society during her very emotive presentation.

Manickchand was initially banned by the Speaker from debating in the House. However, her ban was subsequently removed by the Speaker himself.



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