Ousted Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase said the name "Fijian" only belongs to the indigenous Fijians and the National Council for Building a Better Fiji and the interim government should immediately drop its proposal of a common name.
Qarase said the common name, under the constitution, for all citizens is "Fiji Islander" and the NCBBF should not come up with other names.
Qarase said the name "Fijian" belongs to the indigenous Fijians and it should remain that way.
The Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua party has also stressed to the NCBBF and the interim government that the proposed People's Charter should just be left to an elected government to make the necessary decisions.
Qarase said the SDL will not support any changes at all to the constitution and the Electoral Act.