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Political warrior backs new party

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, February 18, 2013

FORMER Fiji Labour Party stalwart Krishna Datt will not personally register a political party.

But he has shown his alliance to the newly-formed People's Democratic Party, which, he said, will register for the 2014 elections.

"I am leaning towards this new party but I will just wait and see when it's registered," he told this newspaper.

"I will first see what it comes up with, it's Constitution and other such things."

Mr Datt said the People's Democratic Party was built on his idea of having a new political party.

He said the new party had some old iTaukei people, the younger generation and some women as members.

"It's a solid, good multiracial party as far as I know," he said. "I'm showing a leaning towards this new party which is registering people around the country right now.

"Once it's registered as a political party, then things will become clearer and then I will raise my hands."

Mr Datt said the feedback he had received from the new party was that it was getting good feedback from people in the Western and Northern divisions and other parts of the country.

Asked if he would contest the 2014 elections on behalf of the new party, he replied, "I can't speak on behalf of any party under the Political Parties Registration, Conduct and Funding Decree 2013 but I'm leaning towards this party."

Mr Datt said he believed that new political parties would wait for the new Constitution and the naming of the Constituent Assembly before drawing their final operational plans in preparation for the national elections.





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