Last night the PNM hosted its much touted Divali celebration which in fact turned out to be an insult to the Hindu community as nothing religious such as the meaning and importance of Divali was included in the programme.
Instead we got a Bollywood show with our Ministers making a spectacle of themselves as evidenced in the expressions of the Divali Queens they attempted to serenade.
It was quite hypocritical of the PNM to be part and parcel of such a lavish, expensive function and it begs the question: which one of the PNM financiers spent more than $1Million to fund the event?
What adds insult to injury is the fact that Temples, Village Councils, Cultural Organisations and NGOs all over Trinidad and Tobago would have applied for funding to host real Divali celebrations and been told by the government of reduced spending and unavailability of funds due to low energy prices.
Would it not have been better for the PNM to take the millions from its financiers and give to these groups and organisations to host Divali celebrations within communities?
I can proudly say that during the term of the Peoples Partnership Government, we would have given every Religious Organisation, Cultural Group and Village Council funding annually to host their celebrations.
Hopefully as we celebrate Divali, the light of Mother Lakshmi will illuminate the minds of our citizens to recognise the devious deception of this government. Yet again we have seen a betrayal of our people by the arrogant PNM.
Shubh Deepavali from MP Ramona Ramdial!