PPP should give critical support to coalition government – IAC

The Indian Arrival Committee is calling on the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to give critical support to the APNU-AFC coalition government for any programmes or policies that would achieve national cohesion and advance development,

The IAC says it recognises that since its founding in 1950, the PPP has been at the forefront of the struggle for political, economic, social and national development in Guyana and foresees the party always having a role to play in national development.

However, the group believes that in 2015 the party should desist from embarking upon a policy of non-cooperation and civil disobedience following the recently held general and regional elections and instead pursue one of critical support for the new administration.

“The IAC believes that the PPP should give critical support to the APNU-AFC Coalition government for any progressive measure related to those activities, programs and policies that would achieve national cohesion under the “One Nation” rubric of national development but oppose any reactionary moves and criticize all shortcomings,” the group said in a press release.

Further, the group calls on the PPP “to pursue these initiatives immediately in order to defend the national interest as defined in terms of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity against the threat of external interference by Venezuela.” The IAC recognises that at this critical juncture of Guyana’s history the PPP must take up its 32 seats in the National Assembly and present a united front with the coalition government “against the brazenly immoral claims of belligerent Venezuela.”

The group urges the PPP to understand that the destabilization of the coalition government by external forces would automatically lead to the demise of the party as well.

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