Lutchmedial speaks out after verbal attack and reported outburst

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Lutchmedial speaks out after verbal attack and reported outburst

UNC senator Jayanti Lutchmedial has responded to reports of a verbal attack in Parliament on Wednesday, involving herself and PNM senator Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal.

During debate on the Municipal Corporation (Extension of Terms of Office and Validation) Bill, 2023, Sagramsingh-Sooklal slammed Lutchmedial’s earlier contribution to the debate, adding, “I believe the Senator is indeed ‘astounded’ and she’s ‘confused’ because apparently for a second she thought this was ‘spread paal with Moonilal’ and this was not the Senate!”

It caused protest from UNC senators and, according to a GML report, an obscene outburst by Lutchmedial in the tearoom.

However a post to her social media page, Lutchmedial had the following to say:

“In the legal profession there are donkeys who have never raced and there are thoroughbreds who race every day.
It’s difficult to hear a donkey talk about a race it never ran. Some donkeys are afforded column space and have the temerity to criticize the Privy Council when they never even appear in a Magistrates’ Court.
Worse yet is to hear a donkey who tries to race stand up and criticize the race simply because he cannot win.

“When such a donkey is decimated and embarrassed, it will ask its donkey friends to bray as loudly as possible to distract from the lost race.
This braying takes the form of personal attacks. The spectators decide that they can be patronizing because those with no professional accomplishments to speak of have no character or reputation to defend.”

“As someone who has studied hard, sacrificed and excelled, jealousy has never been far behind me. If one were to take the legal acumen and accomplishments of Al Rawi and his sidekick Sagramsingh-Sooklal and put them together, they still won’t qualify to stand in my shadow, far less my shoes.
Jealousy obviously consumes them both.”

“Perhaps instead of using harsh words to express my displeasure about the personal attack on my character, I should have taken the cake and pelt it in the tea room.

“Then I’d be qualified to be leader of all the donkeys worshiping at the altar of a man who has taught them to be nothing but vile and nasty when their incompetence is exposed.

“But the second-rate professionals always seem to be given first-class coverage in T&T. Naipaul would not be surprised.
The PNM has always been a party of mediocre hustlers, full of talk and absolutely no heart and no substance.
“Let the donkeys bray and let them eat cake!”