Suruj bows out of politics
Tabaquite MP Dr Surujrattan Rambachan says he will no longer seek elected office.
Rambachan made the announcement while speaking at a special Local Government elections meeting at the Gasparillo Secondary School on Tuesday night.
The MP admitted that he has had problems with the party, however, he remains committed.
“I have had my battles with the leadership, with our political leader, with colleagues, but I’ve learnt one thing, if you want to win, you must unite and fight in inside and not outside. I believe that conversation leads to conversion and politics is still about the art of compromise without relinquishing with your essential life values,” the Tabaquite MP said.
The Tabaquite MP, who has served in the UNC for over 30 years, said he will not be seeking office again, but will continue to serve the ‘poorest’ and ‘weakest.'
Rambachan added that he will serve as a mentor to the youths.
“There are those who will say good riddance to Rambachan. There are those who will say don’t leave but I will be an elder statesman I am giving rebirth to my political party and the wisdom of my experience in public life will be given to the new generation of leaders.”
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has paid tribute to Rambachan.
“Suruj, I thank you. He understands well my vision to take our nation forward, which is that we must marry the experience of the elder with the youth of our nation to bring a new generation of leaders in Trinidad and Tobago,” she said.