Sharma quits as MP

-Manickchand ban lifted

In a surprise move, APNU Member of Parliament Jaipaul Sharma yesterday resigned from the National Assembly over a comment made about his father by Education Minister Priya Manickchand during the budget debate even as Speaker Raphael Trotman lifted a ban he had earlier imposed on the minister following her refusal to apologise to her fellow MP.

Minutes after Sharma announced to the media that he had resigned, APNU Leader David Granger publicly asked him to reconsider his position, while pointing out that the resignation was not tendered to the main opposition coalition.

Sharma, who was scheduled to speak on the proposed budget yesterday, said he felt it was the best move as he was of the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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