(Trinidad Guardian) Environmental activist Wayne Kublalsingh yesterday lashed out at members of the People’s Partnership Government during the 12th day of his hunger strike outside of the Prime Minister’s office in St Clair. Kublalsingh told the media sustaining his body was not important.
“I give up on food and water. The reason I am taking drips is because my family and the Re-route Movement would not crash,” Kublalsingh said. “Sustaining my body is not important, what is important is sustaining our body politic. There are viruses breaking down our body politic, and one of the biggest viruses in our body politic is a man called Jack Warner. He is taking our politics like Hitler and going down the road.”
A few minutes earlier Kublalsingh referred to Congress of the People political leader Prakash Ramadhar as a “dead man”. “Prakash Ramadhar is a dead man. He has taken politics from the auspicious hands of Winston Dookeran and he has buried it. I don’t know why I said that but I said it,” Kublalsingh said. He also offered advice to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
“Come out of your helicopter. Come down and listen to the people,” he said. “Listen to the people. We have been putting on action after action in Mon Desir and she is disgracefully not listening to us. She is being antagonistic. A leader should listen to the people,” Kublalsingh said.
He said he was committed to continuing his hunger strike until Persad-Bissessar agreed to an “equitable review” of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway. He said he has the full support of his parents and siblings who spend every day at his side.
General practitioner Dr Peter Hosein said once Kublalsingh is regularly administered intravenous fluids, his health would improve.