Opposition Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is yet to file a defamation lawsuit against him.
He says the statement made at the PNM's National Convention on Sunday, that the lawsuit will be heard in the court this week, is false.
The following is a statement issued by Dr Moonilal Monday morning.
"I call upon Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to retract his false, mischievous and misleading statement that his defamation lawsuit against me will be heard in court this week.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that a prima facie case have been made out against Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, fo a statement made in the House towards Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.
The Speaker had been asked to consider whether Moonilal breached Parliament's privileges, for telling Hinds, "Da is why Snake have some lead for you.”
The following is the Speaker's ruling: