Coupfourpointfive has been told Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has jumped into bed with his political enemy Laisenia Qarase for his personal interest.
In an article written by Chaudhry in July, he blamed Qarase for bringing upon himself and the nation the military coup of December 2006.
The article titled "Dealing with Perceptions and Prejudices" is posted on the website of Australian National University's State Society and Governance in Melanesia.
In the article Chaudhry hits out at University of the South Pacific academic and one time Chaudhry and FLP supporter Dr Vijay Naidu. Naidu had written about the consequences of the coup for the FLP.
Chaudhry accuses Qarase of not consulting the FLP leadership during the shortlived reign of the multi-party Cabinet after the 2006 elections.
He writes the FLP was not in the multi-party cabinet to rubber-stamp Qarase's etho-nationalistic and anti-people policies.
Chaudhry also says he never said the 2006 coup was warranted and says the FLP instead had denounced the 2006 coup.
But two weeks after the coup Chaudhry had legitimised the overthrow of democracy by pointing out many reasons why the coup was justified. And a month later three senior FLP members Chaudhry, Poseci Bune and Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi became interim ministers in Frank Bainimarama's regime.
Sources say if Chaudhry is now genuine about working towards returning Fiji to democracy as soon as possible by working with Qarase, his latest article after the formation of the alliance confirms that he is using Qarase to further his own political interest.
It also confirms that his anti-regime comments are hollow and full of hot air.