Hakeem drops a bombshell
Urban Development Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday said in Parliament that there was a dictatorship of a small group within the Cabinet of Ministers that prevails against minor and minority parties.
Participating in a debate on electoral reforms taken at the time of adjournment of the House, the Minister said the country was being run by a ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ of close associates of the President.
The small group is led by a minister aspiring to become the President of this country.
“That group does not permit our voice in the Cabinet. Despite many wrong doings in the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, such heavy handedness of individual ministers did not prevail in the Cabinet. The former President permitted us to express our opinions. Today the situation has changed,” he said.
“Sending former President Mahinda Rajapaksa home was a great mistake,” Minister Hakeem said. He said supporting the ouster of former President Rajapaksa had paved the way for a crisis situation in the country.
The SLMC leader said that the manner in which the 20th Amendment was gazetted was also flawed. “An injustice has been done by gazetting this without including our amendments. This gazette must be withdrawn and a new one with amendments must be presented. I will not let this go,” he said.
“I am bound by collective Cabinet responsibility. So, I cannot name anyone here. These amendments are being drafted to achieve some narrow political needs and not in the interest of the country,” he said. The minister said that the country was currently being run by a ‘kitchen cabinet’ of close associates of the President.
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Now you regret voting for this government. Make the correct decision at the next elections, this is your last chance.
So Hakeem expect a ministerial post if Mahinda Rajapaksha is back! Just laying the foundation now.
ha ha ah this is not something new he always drops them and now people are immune to it only personal agenda no ideas to help the poor common man he is only worried of himself just tell him to put a check list and see how much he has done and how many times he has crossed or better way of saying is jumped from party to another party at the expense of the innocent voter
Yes of course, as a nation Sending former President Mahinda Rajapaksa home was a great mistake,”
His cap is also similar . Can be worn left or right – forward or backward and even inside or outside. He will not blink an eyelid to praise Ranil if he says ‘ I will hand over entire East to you.’ Probably Ranil will soon do it
I’m sorry to say decision makings are publics to hakeem.may be hakeem could dance to his rythem but we people never follow not only his rythem but also others.
We decided, who is hakeem to decide our votes?