I will wait for the action PM is planning to take against us – Prof. Prasad
PM to take action against NFP for voting against salary motion

I will wait for the action PM is planning to take against us – Prof. Prasad

PM to take action against NFP for voting against salary motion

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 28/05/2024
National Federation Party Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Biman Prasad

National Federation Party Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Biman Prasad says he does not know what Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka means by taking action against NFP.

Professor Prasad has made the comments after Rabuka said that he will take action against the NFP Members of Parliament who voted against the Lynda Tabuya motion to increase the salaries and benefits of the President, Speaker, Ministers, Leader of the Opposition and Members of Parliament.

When contacted by fijivillage News, Professor Prasad said he will wait for Rabuka to confirm what action he will take against the NFP before making further public comments.

Parliament approved the salary increases for the President, Speaker, Ministers, Assistant Ministers and MPs on Friday evening.

While speaking during the debate, Professor Biman Prasad opposed the motion to increase the salaries.

40 MPs voted for the salary changes, 7 voted against it and 5 abstained.

While speaking on behalf of the 5 NFP Members of Parliament, Professor Prasad said when the Parliamentary Emoluments Committee report came out on Wednesday, they were to take it back to the NFP Management Board as the decision of the NFP was that the MPs should not recommend increases to their own salaries.

Professor Prasad says their position on this matter is in accordance with the directive of the party and this should not in any way be misinterpreted in terms of their position and the support for the Prime Minister and the coalition government.

Professor Prasad says the NFP earlier voted against the increase in allowances and also does not support the proposed increases in the report this time.

Rabuka has not responded to our questions.

Stay with us for developments.

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