Mauritian voters will be sure to note the contrasting tone set by Berenger, Duval and Boolell in the current political landscape in Mauritius.
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth is presently engaging with world leaders in pursuance of a long-term strategy to improve the economic progress and development outlook of Mauritius.
His next headline event will be the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping from 27–28 July, and Mauritius enjoys particularly close links with both China and India. The two new economic powers of the world.
Meanwhile, opposition leaders such as Duval, Boolell and Berenger are all busily engaged in walking out of parliament every time a disagreement occurs. Such behaviour should be beneath any competent politician, but these lightweight legislators seem driven by their envy of the Prime minister’s success in forging relationships on the world stage.
In a nutshell, these so-called opposition politicians are jealous of the success of the Prime minister Pravind Jugnauth.
Pravind Jugnauth is a man of action and he is implementing the second economic and development progress plan as promised to the voters during the 2014 general election.
Just for the record, Pravind Jugnauth has done so much more in less than two years in office than Ramgoolam achieved after a decade in power. Though unfortunately, Ramgoolam has always been more interested in partying, cigars, Black Label whisky and dancing with Nandanee Soornack – and still is looking forward connecting with Nandanee soon.
In any discussion of our nation’s interests, it is always important to remind ourselves about the motives and priorities of the participants. That’s why it is so important to expose the anti-independence stance of Xavier Duval’s PMSD party: His father Gaetan Duval was similarly opposed to independence – in fact, he was also against Indian women wearing the sari and men wearing the dhoti.
It’s time to recognise the self-serving Duval clan for what they are. And those like Gaetan Duval who were, and remain, anti-independence should never be allowed to claim any credit whatsoever for the benefits it brings to our island. And again, as a matter of public record, those engaging in political discourse should be open and honest enough to at least disclose their background and heritage.
Which inevitably leads us on to Paul Berenger, whose education and past origins remain secret, and thus a matter of enduring public speculation. In this age of openness and accountability, Berenger and others in the public eye know everything about our Hindu leaders – caste, religion, birthplace and more – yet they remain defiantly tight-lipped about their own personal circumstances.
Surely those who are so vehemently opposed to transparency should forfeit their right to represent the Mauritian public?
ALL POLITICAL LEADERS IN MAURITIUS MUST BE OPEN TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY. THOSE WHO STAND FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AND CLAIM TO BE SUITABLE TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY, SHOULD EXPECT THEIR SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL LIVES TO BE WORTHY OF INVESTIGATION AND PUBLIC DEBATE. PEOPLE WOULD ONLY TRUST IN THE LEADERSHIP IF POLITICIANS ARE HONEST ABOUT THEIR LIFE.
Today, in the 21st century, no one in Mauritius knows a thing about Berenger’s ancestors and why did they come to Mauritius and when? The same can be said about the Duval family. Are they from Mozambique or Madras in south India?
Until these two so-called politicians disclose their past history, the voters will not trust them at all.
To both Berenger and Duval:’The ball’s in your court’