Bharath writes UNC again for information pertaining to party election

UNC member Vasant Bharath has again written to the party's General Secretary Davendranath Tancoo, asking once again clarification on how the party identifies members and to be able to make contact with them.

Bharath said he received no response to his last request and added that his request was in the interest of a fair and transparent election.

The following is Bharath's latest letter to Tancoo.

"Reference is made to the matter at caption and to my letter to you dated November 1st, 2017 to which I have not had an acknowledgment of receipt nor a response to date.

UNC chairman calls Vasant Bharath's comments absurd

UNC chairman David Lee is calling statements made by Vasant Bharath absurd.

During an interview, Mr. Bharath said the UNC could not win a General Elections if it was called now.

The following is the full press release from the UNC chairman:

UNC Natex dismisses claims made by Ganga Singh on election of political leader

 The UNC National Executive (Natex) is dismissing Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Ganga Singh's claims that the calling of elections for the post of political leader is unconstitutional.

The UNC Natex says it is prepared to respond to any legal challenge brought against it in this regard.

It issued the following statement today:

Mark: Election of UNC political leader is constitutionally correct

Long-standing UNC member and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Wade Mark, says the decision by the party's national executive to call an election for the post of political leader at this time, is correct.

Mark says the party's constitution allows for it.

He issued the following statement today:

"As a founding member of the United National Congress (UNC), I sat on the platform in the National Stadium on Sunday, 30th April, 1989 when our great Party was created.

PCA begins investigation into leaked police warrant

After a complaint by Opposition MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, the Police Complaints Authority has begun an investigation into the leak of a search warrant bearing his name.

Through his attorney Israel Khan, Dr Moonilal wrote to the PCA last week questioning how high office holders came in to possession of the document, saying there was collusion to assassinate his character.

In a letter to Dr Moonilal, Director David West says the authority has carefully perused all documents provided and agrees that the complaint falls within the remit of the PCA.

Bharath "not surprised" that election of UNC political leader brought forward

Vasant Bharath says he is not surprised that the date for the election for the post of the political leader has been brought forward.

Bharath who is expected to present the main challenge to Kamla Persad-Bissessar for the party's leadership says he anticipated that she would have sought to have it held on the same day with the election of a new national executive.

Bharath has not yet made public his decision about entering the leadership race.