Trinidad and Tobago: UNC Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written a letter to Prime Minister of India ‘Narendra Modi’ to seek a donation of vaccines for Trinidad Tobago.
What was in the letter?
UNC Leader wrote this letter on 23 February 2021. She wrote to Narendra Modi that the Opposition has been relinquishing out to the Keith Rowley-led administration to request a donation of vaccines from India over the last two weeks.
Furthermore, She added that Trinidad and Tobago are suffering from the effects of the lethal coronavirus, and she firmly believes that with Modi’s direct intervention and vaccine donation, this nation may be able to face these challenges. Former PM remarked that this nation received a donation of 2,000 vaccines from Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Moreover, she noted that Trinidad and Tobago’s population is about 1.3 million persons. “My beloved nation is suffering from the challenges of COVID-19,” Persad added.
She added, “Honourable Prime Minister, it is my respectful view that it is only with your direct, timely arbitration and generosity that we may be able to fight the pandemic challenges at present.”
“In this regard, I courteously appeal your kind thought to donate AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to protect my fellow citizens.”
She added, “Should my humble appeal find favor with your good self, I am confident the necessary adjustments to accommodate the same can be made. I look forward to hearing from you. Please accept, Honourable Prime Minister, the support of my highest consideration,”
Visit in India in 2012
Moreover, Kamla Persad-Bissessar was the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Although she is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, her origin is from India. Many Indians have migrated to T&T in the past. On 12 January 2012, Kamla Prasad visited Bihar, India, for a get-together.
In her interviews and letter, she also stated that she was treated as ‘Bharat ki Beti‘ in India back then.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar always stood for Trinidad and Tobago and fearlessly condemned the current government on the wrong decisions.