Phoolo Danny-Maharaj firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 18th 2007
A dirty smear campaign initiated by desperate political opponents was how Congress of the People's Tabaquite candidate Anand Ramlogan yesterday described allegations made about him.
Ramlogan denied accusations from the United National Congress Alliance platform that he had described their members as "backward coolies".
At the Gasparillo Junction meeting of the UNC Alliance on Monday night, speakers blasted Ramlogan for allegedly making the statements at the COP's meeting at Quarry Village, Siparia.
Ramlogan said yesterday: "There is no basis for such talks. I do not know where it is coming from. I did not make those statements and I would not describe my people like that. I have made a choice to go to the COP, that's all."
He said his political opponents were "aided and abetted in the vendetta by staff from some radio stations and even some talk-show hosts".
He said his opponents "even put people to call the radio stations, pretending to be my brother, to smear my character". His brother, Krishna Ramlogan, is his campaign manager.
The COP, in a statement, described the accusations against Ramlogan as "lies, all lies", and as "malicious and mischievous slandering of the good name", of its candidate.
The party said the accusation was "an act of desperation designed to stem the flow of people" from the UNC-A to the COP.
Anand! Nobody eh want to smear your name boy. Its the fockin things you say on the platform that attracting attention.
Firstly yuh basically call anybody who support the UNCA "backward coolies." What the fock yuh expect people to say.
Then yuh focking lie and say Basdeo Panday close down Caroni. What fockin assholeness.
By now everybody would know how people ketch yuh fockin ah goat in yuh virile days. And the investigation in ah station diary.
And rumour circulating that yuh is ah faggot. So yuh have to clear da one up for we.