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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chaudry shedding crocodile tears

Mahendra Chaudhry, the leader of Fiji Labour Party and National Farmers Union is shedding crocodile tears over the interim regime’s decision to scrap the Sugar Cane Growers Council.

In a statement posted on the Labour Party website and also Raw Fiji News, Chaudhry, through the NFU has expressed shock at the regime’s move, saying it will marginalize farmers.

Coupfourpointfive holds Chaudhry as being largely responsible not only for the demise of the sugar industry but for causing farmers severe hardship in their hour of need.

Chaudhry must remember that when he was interim Sugar Minister in Frank Bainimarama’s regime for 18 months, he ignored the problems faced by farmers. The cane and sugar production started declining drastically under his stewardship of the industry.

In April last year, based on Chaudhry’s recommendation, the Growers Council elections were deferred until 2010.

He instigated the illegal removal of Jagannath Sami as Growers Council CEO and the National Farmers Union took advantage of Frank Bainimarama’s coup to illegally take control of the Council.

Since January 2007, the NFU has been controlling the SCGC and had 9 out of 11 directors on the Council Board. Failed CEO’s like Jaishree Gawander and Surendra Sharma are staunch FLP supporters with Gawander serving as a Member of Parliament after 2006 elections.

Chaudhry’s statement that he is shocked and troubled is therefore a case of him shedding crocodile tears.

3 comments:

Hector said...

Chaudary must remmember the saying "what goes round comes round. This is your making so why cry over spilled milk and start complaining face the consequences or joining a ilegal regime that now will have things their own way, whether you like it or not. Go jump in the sea.

Anonymous said...

The Indian cane farmers are so screwed up that they continue to believe in this Chodory person. If Chodo throw faeces in their faces they will accept it as mana from heaven. "Vengeance is mine says the Lord". First your wife and then it will be your children and the rest of your family. The Lord is just even to the unbelieving came farmers.

Anonymous said...

Chaudhry and the NFU are on public record calling for the scrapping of the SCGC during the 6 years between 2000 and 2006 when the council was led by jagannath sami as the CEO.Despite the outstanding achievements of the council during the said 6 years with many services such as farmers insurance,legal services,easy loans,goods and services and advances provided to growers without strikes and boycotts (Trade mark of NFU & Chaudhry)Chaudhry and the NFU were the strogest opposition to the Council and repeatedly called for its abolition.
So why is Chaudhry crying now.Surely NFU can provide all the services that SCGC did with the injection of the $2 million dollars that Chaudhry collected overseas in the name of the farmers and which is stacked in the australian bank.