Maverick COP MP Anil Roberts was last night suspended from his political party by leader Prakash Ramadhar, which was akin to banning a teenager from doing homework. Roberts loves Ramadhar’s company about as much as he enjoys a sober Friday night and routinely ignored requests to attend COP meetings.
Ramadhar’s request that Roberts divulge the secrets of his alter ego, Minister Two Pull, was laughed off. Yet, the COP boss still could not bring himself to divorce his party of the controversial Sport Minister.
“Henceforth as I say steps will be taken to have Mr Anil Roberts removed as a member of this party,” Ramadhar told the Trinidad Express. “I know there will be difficulties in that process but we must take a decision and we will stand the consequences of that.”
So, Ramadhar has effectively taken the first step towards making a step. Deep breath, Prakash; pace yourself.
Just as worrying is that Ramadhar’s eyes and ears, just like his proverbial nuts, appear to be for decorative purposes only.
The COP boss, who was happy to ignore reports that Roberts’ Sport Ministry had allegedly funneled millions into the hands of possible gangsters, still seemed unclear about the contents of the video with a senior member of his party.
“He (Roberts) should step aside as a Government Minister until he clarifies the video,” said Ramadhar, “whether first of all if he’s in it and two, whether any illegality was taking place.”
So the COP has suspended Roberts for not responding to allegations about being in a scandalous video although the party itself, despite watching the same clips, still does not feel satisfied that it can accuse him of being Minister Two Pull.
Mr Live Wire thinks the only identifying mark not sported by Minister Two Pull in the video was an “I can’t wait to kick Ramadhar in his Prakash” tee-shirt. Come to think of it, Live Wire wants one of those shirts to buy.