Stacy Roopnarine throws support behind Vasant Bharath

Chairman of the UNC's Women's Arm, Stacy Roopnarine, has announced her support for Vasant Bharath as political leader of the UNC.

Roopnarine issued a statement today confirming her support, saying the party needs change and that Bharath is the only person who can lead the party forward at this time.

The Women's Arm's Public Relations Officer had issued a statement two weeks ago, in support of Kamla Persad-Bissessar. 

The following is Roopnarine's statement:

Vasant Bharath resigns as Opposition Senator

UNC Senator Vasant Bharath has resigned as a UNC Senator with immediate effect, citing his decision to run for the post of political leader of the UNC in the December 5th internal elections.

Bharath's announcement comes via a letter he has written to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in which he told Persad-Bissessar that it would be inappropriate for him to continue in that position at this time.

The following is the letter:

"Dear Mrs Persad-Bissessar,