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Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election

Avinesh Gopal
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FIJI Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry filed his nomination yesterday to contest the general election.

Despite a conviction ruling him out of the September 17 General Election, Chaudhry filed his nomination along with that of 41 other FLP candidates.

After filing the nomination, he told the media outside the Fijian Elections Office in Suva that he had also filed his nomination, saying "the fight is still on".

The FLP leader said the party had filed 42 candidates' nominations because it was concentrating on certain areas only.

When asked by The Fiji Times why he had filed his nomination when the court had convicted him, Chaudhry said: "I'm appealing the Fiji Court of Appeal's decision last week in the Supreme Court".

"I'll be seeking leave of the Supreme Court to appeal against the Fiji Court of Appeal's decision to dismiss my appeal.

"I'll file it this afternoon (yesterday)," he said.

"I'm going to pursue this matter right to the end."

Chaudhry said filing his nomination yesterday as a candidate was more of a technical issue.

He said he would also fight against his conviction on three counts of breaching the Exchange Control Act.

While dismissing his appeal last week, the Fiji Court of Appeal ruled that $1million of the $2m fine that Chaudhry had paid be returned to him.

The FLP candidates nominated yesterday are:

Chaudhry, Lavenia Padarath, Monica Raghwan, Surendra Lal, Kini Marawai, Udit Narayan, Vyas Deo Sharma, Arvin Datt, Damodran Nair, Anand Singh, Anendra Prasad, Laisa Bale, Mohammed Anwar Khan, Meli Bogileka, Hari Krishna, Narendra Padarath, Sekaia Sunuka, Rupeni Silimaibau, Ratu Filimone Ralogaivau, Deo Narayan, Josaia Waqabaca, Pasepa Rosarine Lagi, Patrick Singh, Fuli Waqaboro, Kamlesh Chandra, Mohammed Tahir, Tula Ram, Jone Bebe, Pratap Sen, Joji Koroiwaca, Marika Tauva, Vijay Singh, Paras Ram Somaiya, Ronil Lalit Singh, Varun Nitin Lal, Steven Pradeep Singh, Solomone Catarogo, Kalisito Maisamoa, Ponipate Lesavua, Chandar Singh, Kamlesh Prasad and Dr Rohit Kishore.








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