Manning says Maharaj ‘politically dead’
September 28, 2007

Manning says Maharaj ‘politically dead’

Prime Minister Patrick Manning has dared former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to talk about the time he united with him (Manning) against the United National Congress (UNC).{{more}}

Describing Maharaj as “politically dead”, Manning said he was still trying his best to get into political life.

“When he (Maharaj) advises them to unite, he must remind them of that fateful day in 2001 when he united with Manning against them,” Manning said during a People’s National Movement political meeting in Fyzabad on Monday night.

In response, Maharaj said: “Manning is panicking and he is getting jitters in his spine.”

Without responding directly to Manning’s accusations, Maharaj said it was the success of his weekend’s unity consultation, where members of both parties expressed the desire to see UNC and the Congress of the People (COP) iron out their differences and unite as one party to be successful in the upcoming general elections, which had the PNM scared.

Maharaj said Manning was getting “propaganda from some members of both UNC and COP who do not want to see unity”.

Maharaj warned Manning: “Just like you, I would have a lot to say on the platform.”