By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Speaker of the National Assembly has banned Education Minister Priya Manickchand from participating in the Budget Debates – 2014, after she failed to offer an apology to APNU Member of Parliament Jaipaul Sharma.
The Speaker had asked the Minister to apologize after she heckled “ask the APNU member Sharma” while MP Volda Lawrence was addressing the issue of rape in the society during her very emotive presentation.
Trotman said “I deem it to be highly improper and if you don’t apologize I will not recognize you to participate in this debate.”
Manickchand stood to her feet after the objection was raised by Sharma and the Speaker and refused to apologize.
She said she was in no way hitting at MP Sharma.
There were allegations of rape leveled against the father of MP Sharma, CN Sharma.