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Datt stays up to date

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

HE has been part of politics in Fiji since 1985, nearing the age of 70, veteran politician Krishna Datt feels he is still young enough to offer Fiji a great deal.

Mr Datt didn't mince his words when stating that he would contest the 2014 elections.

He said under the present situation he would be stand as a candidate.

Mr Datt is also keen on having the elections sooner than later.

"I am intellectually alive, I have been training myself politically and have kept myself up to date by reading," Mr Datt said.

Mr Datt said he had a lot to offer especially with his experience.

When asked if elected, what would he do for Fiji, Mr Datt said he wanted to instill democracy from the grassroots level.

He said there was a need to have democracy in every aspect of the society, from schools, to families, to social clubs and religious organisations.

According to Mr Datt, the absence of this was felt every time there has been a coup.

He said if democracy had been present from the grassroots, each time a coup happened people would realise what has been taken away from them.

He added that he wanted to play a positive part in the evolution process that would set the way forward for a new Fiji.

According to Mr Datt, Fiji has had a turbulent past and there was a need to look forward and learn from the mistakes of the past.








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