By Brij V Lal
This choice of the writings and speeches of 1 of Fiji's maximum statesmen, the past due Mr advert Patel, issues to another destiny which, if allowed to come back to fruition, may have spared Fiji the destiny it later encountered in its postcolonial trip. As a pacesetter, Mr Patel used to be unmatchable in mind and oratorical brilliance, glimpses of which we see during this quantity. Dr Lal merits to be congratulated for his persistence and perseverance in finishing this venture. This e-book will locate an honoured position between others on Fiji's complicated and contested smooth heritage. Harish Sharma Former chief of the nationwide Federation get together and Deputy major Minister of Fiji** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Extra resources for A Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969
As far as the pure Europeans are concerned, probably most of them are voters, at least the male population, but as far as that section of the community which is frequently referred to as part-European is concerned, only a small percentage are voters and that is also again the male population. As far as the Fijians are concerned, their own people, the common people, have no say whatever in their selection to this Council, so as far as the composition of the Council is concerned, whether it is the Official side or the Unofficial side, whether it is the elected members or the nominated members, the position is very, very hollow and artificial.
The question at the moment is not the common franchise versus the separate franchise, but the separate franchise versus nomination. I do not think that there is any likelihood of getting the common franchise so long as the Fijians are inarticulate and I think that the Colonial Office are not unreasonable in laying down that the matter should not be reopened for the present until that aspect can be adequately dealt with. ’ 5 A Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969 5: Governor to Secretary of State, 2 January 1930 My Lord, I have the honour to refer to Mr.
That your humble petitioners had not nor had the Indian community authorized either Mr. B Singh or Mr. Munswamy Mudaliar to introduce or to support such a motion. 5. That your humble petitioners strongly oppose the said motion and the introduction of a system of nomination in the Legislative Council of Fiji. 6. That your humble petitioners respectfully submit that the suggested reversion to the nominated system of representation is not in the best interest of the Colony and the various races resident therein and that it would be a direct negation of British democratic ideals.
A Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969 by Brij V Lal