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No one single point in a democracy: Singh

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Update: 1:22PM IN A democracy, no one single point of view must prevail.

National Federation Party (NFP) MP Prem Singh made this comment in Parliament today as he responded to President Jioji Konrote's address at the opening session of Parliament.

"I am disappointed but not surprised that the message of unity, togetherness, and inclusivity has been ignored by the ruling party," Mr Singh said.

"The message I get from them is loud and clear - it is 'my way or the highway' - they are the patriots and only they have the ability and right to govern after the 2018 general elections and that the Opposition is incapable of governing our nation."

Mr Singh said he felt the other side of the House was not a team but a collection of individuals who were "vociferously campaigning for votes individually".

"Also, Madam Speaker, Government thinks it has a monopoly on ideas that it thinks are best for Fiji.

"No one political party, leader, person or organisation has a monopoly on policies. In a democracy, no one single point of view must prevail."

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