21st September 10:02 AM
Tree of the NFP has unshakeable foundations - Prasad
By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 14/09/2017
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad.

National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says the tree of the NFP has unshakeable foundations and deep roots in the community.

He says the party has never sacrificed its democratic principles to grab power from others.

While speaking on the President’s speech, Prasad said that NFP has watched other political parties ride high after military coups, only to dissolve into nothing when they fall from grace. 

He says this too will be the way of the FijiFirst.

Prasad says the FijiFirst was born holding political power and it has never had to work hard to earn the people’s respect and support.

He says the FijiFirst seems to be a two-men team with 30 more cheerleaders in Parliament.

Prasad says the first pair ever to be called the “Dynamic Duo” were the famous movie action hero Batman and his sidekick Robin.

However, Prasad says he agrees with both the Prime Minister and the President’s call for elections to be free of any campaigning based on ethnicity, race and religion as these have no place in a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation.

Prasad says election campaigns should be about a battle of ideas, policies and objectives for the advancement of one and all.

Prasad has also reminded the Prime Minister that the election campaign should also not be based on fear-mongering adding it should not be about current FijiFirst Members of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers telling Indo-Fijians that their security is guaranteed only under the current Government.

He says they will make zero rate or make VAT free 15 food items including review on duties on them to cushion the impact of rising cost of living and guarantees that one of the food items whose duty will be reduced and made VAT free will be lamb products like lamb chops, lamb shank and lamb neck.    

Prasad also says they will allocate $5 million for kidney dialysis.

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