Fiji Time: 7:55 PM on Friday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Lal joins Labour

Avinesh Gopal
Saturday, February 08, 2014

THE National Farmers Union president Surendra Lal will contest the general elections for the Fiji Labour Party.

Mr Lal, who was in Parliament after the 2001 and 2006 general elections, said he was doing his groundwork.

On whether his position in the union will affect his quest for a seat in Parliament, he said, "we will cross that bridge when we come to it".

The farmer of Vunika in Labasa became the NFU's Labasa branch secretary in 1997 and he worked behind the scene for the FLP in the 1999 general elections.

In 2001, he was offered a party ticket to contest the elections and he won. He contested the 2006 elections outside his area and won with a favourable margin.

When contacted yesterday, Mr Lal said, "yes, I will contest the elections on an FLP ticket and I have been doing my groundwork for some time".

"The party has been there and handling and dealing with issues on the ground. The support for FLP is intact on Vanua Levu.

"By the way things are looking, the FLP is on the right track and we have very good support from people.

"We have never boasted about doing this and that-like some people but instead, we have provided services to the grassroots people."

Mr Lal said there was overwhelming support for the FLP and people know who to vote for come the polling day.

"We are not holding any pocket meetings but just moving around and talking to people and getting their views. People are eager for the elections."

He is the first person to confirm that he will contest the general elections under the FLP banner.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Complete waste'
  2. Sevens unite
  3. Last lot to Rio
  4. Execs at loggerheads
  5. Fearless Riwai
  6. Edible bamboo import
  7. Farmers submit proposal
  8. Agents of change
  9. Qiliho assures safety
  10. $12.5m for minors

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)