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Commentary: Kennedy Budhlall correctly analyses Nazim Burke as NDC new leader
Published on February 1, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Hudson George

In my opinion, I believe that Kennedy Budhlall is the most popular and experienced political activists in Grenada. He has the ability to socialise with all different class of citizens throughout the tri-island state. Therefore, I am taking his words for granted. He analyses that Nazim Burke is the best hope for the NDC party, in order to revive the organisation as a vibrant political force to be reckoned with.

Hudson George has a BA in Social Science from York University, Toronto, Canada. He has been writing since his early teenage years and now contributes letters and articles to a number of Caribbean newspapers
Mr Budhlall said in a radio interview with host Andre Donald on Real FM 91.9, there is a possibility Sunday, February 2, 2014, will be the end of GNP conservative style of politics in Grenada, if Nazim Burke is elected as leader of the NDC party. He believes that if the party elects Franca Alexis Bernadine, changes will not occur and the ruling NNP party will not face any major political challenge because the present NDC has too much in common with the old Herbert Blaize GNP party.

However, this is not the first interview I heard Mr. Budhlall give and it seems as though he is still the same political activist living and interacting with the ordinary working class people. Therefore, he is grounded. In addition, he has a long political history, from high school days to this present time, fighting political struggles, where he experienced the good times and the bad times. Some of the bad times could have cost him his life at an early age.

Presently, what I like the most about Budhlall, he seems to grow a lot politically, from a militant radical to a open minded person who is not afraid to tell it as it is, without any sort of fear or favour. As he always tells listeners, he is not in a popularity contest and he is not looking for sympathy for anyone to like him because he is not seeking political office.

Budhllal said in the interview that, he wants the best for Grenada and even though he is a NNP supporter, he wants the NDC party to have a strong effective political leader that can challenge the NNP government. He believes Mr Burke has the potential to challenge the government and by challenging the government, the government will have no other choice but to work harder and better in the interest of Grenada.

I personally agree with Mr Budhllal’s opinion, even though I am not a NDC supporter, for various reasons based on past experience.

However, I was raised in a GNP household. Mr Budhlall was raised as a GNP too. I share the same opinion with him about the failure of GNP style politics. The difference between Eric Gairy GULP party and Herbert Blaize GNP party was based on social class that had strong links with a kind of house negroes versus field negroes colonial mentality.

However, Budhlall claims that, if Mr Burke was so much skillful and tactical to maneuver and secure himself very comfortably within the NDC party, during the power struggle between Tillman Thomas and Peter David, he must be hungry to lead. He believes that Mr Burke will become an aggressive vibrant leader and will surly challenge the Keith Mitchell administration; and the level of Grenada politics and government activities will rise to a higher level.

I personally believe that Mr Budhlall should be employed in the media, to create a change in our local media culture. Basically, we need media persons like Budhlall who have the ability to explain how party politics and politicians play the game to achieve their political goals. On the other hand, with Mr Burke as leader of the NDC party, definitely it will to be a big change in Grenada’s politics. He is supposed to have some kind of modern ideas that can attract the youths and other citizens who are fed up with the vintage NDC.
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