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NFP for freedom

Nasik Swami
Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE National Federation Party says it will continue to champion universal freedoms and equality.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said NFP had championed for the universal freedoms and equality in their good old days, whether they were in Parliament or not.

"This is not fad for our party. It is not a fashion statement to get for media sound-bytes," Prof Prasad said.

"This belief in fundamental rights and freedoms defines who we are."

He claimed the party had fought for these rights in 1950s, 1960s, after the coups of 1987, after the upheavals of 2000 and after the coup of 2006.

"We will continue fighting to restore our freedoms. Fighting for these freedoms is in our DNA. We call upon government to rescind the Political Parties Decree, Media Decree, State Proceedings Decree and ensure a level playing field which is essential for a free and fair election.

"Our citizens need these answers. They need to know what differentiates and defines the parties.

"It is a choice between continued prohibitions on their rights and freedoms or openness and restoration of individual freedoms."

Prof Prasad said if the party was voted into government, the various decrees would go.








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