Fiji Time: 7:44 AM on Wednesday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

India ready to help

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

THE Indian Government has offered support to Fiji in the upcoming September General Election.

This was confirmed by the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Vinod Kumar.

"We have discussed this with the Government of Fiji and we have offered support in some areas," he said.

"For instance, we have provided at least 10 vehicles for the use of the Electoral Commission during the September election.

"We have also offered to provide indelible ink during voting time and in addition, we have said we would be happy to provide some training for elections officials."

Mr Kumar said they looked forward to the election in Fiji after India appointed a new leader last month.

"As you know, the Indian elections have just finished and it was a very large exercise.

"The elections in India involved 840 million voters, out of which more than 500 million actually came and voted.

"It was a large exercise and we had processes taking place in deserts, mountains and islands and this involved great manpower and organisation experience on the part of the Election Commission of India.

"We are happy that the elections have been done well and we have a new government now in India."

He said training provided to Fijian officials would be very beneficial for a smooth election process.





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
JPY 59.956256.9562
GBP 0.30770.2997
EUR 0.43100.4190
CNY 3.03032.9303
NZD 0.71420.6812
AUD 0.63390.6089
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th June 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Education shocker
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji
  3. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup
  4. Club sold for $14k
  5. 'Fiji Hindi humour'
  6. School leaders 'stuck with ethnicity', minister reveals
  7. Long summer
  8. Singing it the way she wants
  9. Bridge closed
  10. Growth projection

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. $3m road scam: 3 jailed, Liwaiono gets suspended sentence Wednesday (24 Jun)
  4. Corruption claims Wednesday (24 Jun)
  5. Jail terms for trio Thursday (25 Jun)
  6. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  7. Students robbed Wednesday (24 Jun)
  8. Insufficient funds Wednesday (24 Jun)
  9. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  10. Botia sets his target to book a RWC spot Thursday (25 Jun)