Jagdeo asks to be joined in lawsuit against Charrandass Persaud’s election as MP

Charrandass Persaud

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is seeking to be heard by the court in the action filed by private citizen Compton Herbert Reid, who is challenging the legality of former APNU+AFC parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud’s election as a Member of Parliament (MP) and his vote on the no-confidence motion passed against the government.

Jagdeo, through his attorney, Anil Nandlall, is arguing that as the one who brought the motion, he stands to suffer great prejudice and would be deeply aggrieved by any order or ruling the court may make or is likely to make in Reid’s action. Against this background, the opposition leader is arguing that the principles of natural justice and fairness combine to qualify him to be joined as a party who has a vested interest in the matter. 

He argues that since the main thrust of Reid’s action is to nullify his (Jagdeo’s) no-confidence motion, which was declared passed by the Speaker and Clerk of the National Assembly, he ought to be added as a party to that case to protect his interest…..

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