Mauritius: Quarrel between two ministers hits the headlines this week in Mauritius

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The virulent outburst from Foreign Affairs Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo against his cabinet colleague, the Financial Services and Good Governance Minister, Roshi Bhadain, hits the headlines this week in Mauritius.

This followed the invitation on Wednesday of Bhadain by the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) over a bank loan of 1.1 million euros he took from a commercial bank in Port-Louis.

The daily Le Mauricien wrote that the Foreign Affairs Minister did not mince words when he accused his colleague of being “behind his political misfortunes.”

"I was very sick for 40 days. I remained silent all that time but I had to face all sorts of insinuations. While I was sick, Bhadain threw a big 'stone' at me," he said.

According to the newspaper, the Minister alleged that Bhadain had alleged that he was operating like the KGB.

The daily Le Défi reported that Bhadain refused to engage in a public controversy with Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo.

The launching of the 2016/17 pre-budget consultations by Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who is also Finance and Economic Development Minister, featured in the headlines, with Jugnauth saying that he inherited a country where all the institutions are bankrup.
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16 april 2016 16:45:42

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