|Controversial headlines back to haunt DS Naidu.|
It's from page of the Daily Post newspaper in July 2005, which reported Naidu had assaulted his wife after allegedly being caught by her in his law office/home with another woman, an employee.
The picture was taken by the newspaper during the 2005 Sangam Convention in Suva three months earlier, showing DS Naidu traditional costume with his "wife" Devi "Naidu" (at right) closely following him.
It later emerged that DS Naidu was in fact in a de-facto relationship with Devi "Naidu" for many years without marriage.
He was stood down as President of NFP following the incident but continued as until 2011, when he was defeated by .
Now an NFP candidate in the 2014 general election, DS Naidu has teamed up with Kumar "Bala", a Cabinet Minister in the Fiji First Government, and has attempted to coup the current leadership.
Firstly, Devi is firstly not a South Indian, as required by Constitution to be eligible to be a member or even life member. Secondly, a South Indian male can register his wife as member even though she is not a South Indian.
In the this case, Devi was not a South Indian nor DS Naidu's wife but lived in a de-facto relationship with him for many years.
In the past, TISI Sangam has taken severe disciplinary measures against those found to have breached this provision of the Constitution, by registering Non South Indians as members.
So far no action has been taken on DS Naidu. Is this a case of double standards? Is this a case of Animal Farm where some are more equal than others because DS Naidu is a former President of Sangam?
And what of DS Naidu teaming up with Kumar "Bala", who is yet to stand trial for the charge of causing death by dangerous driving?
Fiji First ( Kumar) teaming up with Naidu (NFP) makes for very strange bedfellows and has a strong whiff of a soap opera or South Indian, .